County regulations needed
Since there are no regulations restricting the placement of turbines on private lands in Garrett County, and since the legislature in 2007 stripped away all Public Service Commission oversight, any wind developer, no matter how undercapitalized, incompetent, shady, or unscrupulous, may erect hundreds of turbines anywhere it chooses, at will.
This will become the fate of Garrett County if nothing is done locally to stop them. Fortunately, something can be done, if our public officials will only exercise the courage and good judgment their responsibilities of office dictate.
April 25, 2008
by Vincent A. Collins
in The Republican
Governor O'Malley's decision banning wind turbines from State Forest lands was certainly good news for Garrett County. However, the fact that destruction of the last remaining wilderness in Maryland was even seriously considered is a sad testament to the absurdity of wind turbines blanketing the eastern mountains. Wind developers will now be redoubling their efforts to construct turbines on private lands wherever they can find landowners gullible enough to sign away their property forever, for a few thousand dollars of annual rental income.
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