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Ocean City leadership has gone off the deep end on offshore wind

February 23, 2023
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For a community built on the hospitality industry and the lure of clean sand, clean water and clean air, Ocean City has shown a distinct lack of friendliness to offshore wind development and the green energy it would provide to thousands of Marylanders. Mayor Rick Meehan and other town officials recently amped up the hostility with a four-paragraph Valentine’s Day non-love letter calling for a halt to offshore wind, including Baltimore-based US Wind’s plans for two projects nearest their community: MarWin’s 21 turbines, expected to start generating electricity in 2025, and Momentum’s additional 55 turbines, planned for 2026. Their latest complaint? That wind development is already harming sea life, including whales.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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