Public still wonders about county stand on turbines
Once again, the PSC hearing officer and staff, along with about 100 citizens did not have a clue as to what the county’s position is on placing these wind turbines on county public land near the towns of Mt. Lake Park and Loch Lynn Heights. Citizens raised concerns about water quality and supply issues due to blasting, public safety and health issues, and environmental degradation.
A reasonable person must wonder why their elected officials hide under their desks and are unable to do what they were elected to do — represent the people. Serious questions from citizens remain unanswered.
March 16, 2008
by John N. Bambacus
in Cumberland Times-News
It was disappointing to note that nobody from Garrett County government (except Commissioner Gregg, John Nelson and Planning Commission member George Brady)) showed up last night (March 6) at the Maryland Public Service Commission Hearing concerning placing industrial wind turbines 460 feet tall on public land, perhaps the most important public hearing involving one of the most contentious public policy issues in many years.
Once again, the PSC hearing officer and staff, along with about 100 citizens did not have a clue as to what the county's position is on placing these wind turbines on county public land near the... [continue via Web link]