1 Senator stalls wind energy bill; Some senators concerned over fees
The legislation passed the House but has remained stuck in the Senate Finance Committee since Valentine's Day. WBAL-TV 11 News reporter David Collins said six votes are needed for passage, but the vote count stood at five on Wednesday.
April 3, 2012
by David Collins
in WBAL TV11
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A swing vote in a Senate committee could decide whether one of the governor's signature environmental bills gets cast to the wind.
Gov. Martin O'Malley's wind energy bill would create the framework for capturing wind energy off the coast of Ocean City. Supporters call it a jobs creation bill that will also eventually lower utility bills.
A recent poll revealed popular support to harness wind energy, as evidenced by hundreds of people carrying glow sticks made to look like wind turbines outside the State House this week as part of a glow-in-the-dark rally in support the governor's wind energy... [continue via Web link]