Ocean City officials voice wind farm concerns to state delegates

Ocean City officials voice wind farm

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Several groups from Worcester County testified Thursday in support of House Bill 1135, a bill that legislators hope will help move wind turbines further from the coast of Ocean City.

 If passed HB 11-35 would eliminate the state subsidy for the wind farm if it is located within 26 nautical miles of the town's coastline.

  Ocean City council members, worcester county commissioners, and the greater ocean city chamber testified in front of the economic matters committee voicing their concerns that the wind turbines would hurt tourism.
  Bill sponsor Delegate Chris Adams says he's not agains the turbines - he just wants them out of sight of beach goers.

The next step is a committee vote for the bill -- if passed it moves on to a house vote.

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