Salisbury Mayor to go to Annapolis to testify against bill opposing offshore wind

A Salisbury group, including Mayor Jake Day, will be going to Annapolis on Tuesday and Thursday to testify against a bill that requires offshore wind farms to be built at least 26 miles offshore.

The Town of Ocean City, as well as some delegates like Chris Adams, have expressed concerns regarding an obstruction to the beach town's iconic view of the ocean. They believe the wind turbines would hurt tourism if constructed too close.

Mayor Jake Day says, however, he believes the wind turbines would only be visible on extremely clear days, and he thinks the economic and environmental benefits outweigh any obstruction to the view.

Mayor Day hopes going to Annapolis will make a difference.

"Really the entire lower shore business community is going to be in Annapolis asking for the state legislators to frankly let what has been licensed remain licensed and let industry, private industry continue to develop this renewable source energy off of our coast," Mayor Day said.

The Salisbury group will be testifying Tuesday in the Senate, and Thursday in the house.

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