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A single wind turbine will soon sit behind the Crisfield wastewater treatment plant.

The Maryland Department of Environment gave $3.6 million in a green energy grant to fund the project which will offset some of the electrical costs at the facility.

Four parts of the 750 kilowatt turbine has already shown up provided by Aeronautica Windpower LLC based in Massachusetts.

It will stand 300 feet tall.

Noah Bradshaw, who recently retired as the city’s inspector, told WBOC that the town could save somewhere between $200-thousand and a quarter of a million per year.

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Nearly 200 people crammed into the Princess Anne civic Center with most being critical of the proposed wind farm in Somerset County.

Harvey Kagan from the Westover area said the areas where wind turbines had been built the property values went down.

He said nobody wants to buy property that is within 1500 feet of a turbine because of the noise.

Pioneer Green Energy says it plans to move forward with a wind turbine project in Somerset County despite its objections to certain restrictions in recommendations proposed by the county’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

The Planning Commission has decided to accept an extension to allow more time for reviewing and revising the draft ordinance.

The $273 million project would place 25 wind turbines in Westover.

Planning Commissioner Gary Pusey said that the current draft that involves the 400 foot turbines would be set back by at least 1-thousand feet.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley says he still has misgivings about a bill to set a 13-month moratorium on the development of tall wind turbines within 56 miles of the U.S. Naval Air Station Patuxent River base in southern Maryland.

O'Malley wouldn't say Monday if he would veto legislation that has been sent to his desk. But the governor, who is a strong supporter of wind energy, says, "I have yet to conclude that windmills are quite the threat to Naval air radar that those advocating for this ban have concluded."

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge has rejected a Lewes resident's effort to halt construction of a road near a wind turbine at the University of Delaware's Lewes campus.

Gerald Lechliter filed a lawsuit last year challenging erection of the wind turbine on what he say was supposed to be open space land.

Lechliter argued this week that a road being built in the area lies within a "fall zone" surrounding the turbine, posing a potential safety risk if the 410-foot-high tower should topple.

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge is hinting that he is not likely to issue a restraining order halting construction of a road near a controversial wind turbine adjacent to the University of Delaware's Lewes campus.

Lewes resident Gerald Lechliter sought the restraining order, arguing in Chancery Court that part of road would be within a "fall zone" safety area surrounding the wind turbine.

But attorneys for state environmental department and the university argued Monday that Lechliter had not shown any harm that might result from construction of the road.

CRISFIELD, Md. (AP) - Construction of a wind turbine next to Crisfield's sewage plant could begin as soon as April following the award of a $3.2 million contract.

The City Council awarded the contract to Bearing Construction Co., which submitted the lowest of three bids.

Jason Loar, an engineer with Salisbury firm Davis, Bowen & Friedel, says he feels the project could be a pilot project for wind power on the Eastern Shore. The turbine would provide power to the sewage treatment plant, saving the city $150,000 to $200,000 a year.


      ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Call it a circle of support.

     Backers of developing offshore wind will be holding a rally in Annapolis on Monday night. They say they'll be making a circle around the Maryland State House.

     To brighten they scene, they say they'll be holding glow-in-the-dark miniature wind turbines. They also plan to wear electric blue T-shirts.

     The House of Delegates passed the bill on Friday on an 88-47 vote. The measure is now in the Senate Finance Committee.




           There will be a delay in the construction of a wind turbine to power Crisfield’s sewage treatment plant…after city officials found out this week  that they would have to shell out $35-thousand to Delmarva Power for a study on how it would affect the power grid.

            Mayor Percy Purnell told the Salisbury Daily Times that the town does not have the money.