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Ocean City wind turbines won’t get Federal help

The amendment restricts the use of federal funds to conduct a site assessment or construction and operation plans for wind turbines less than 24 nautical miles from Maryland’s shoreline – the distance at which the turbines would not be visible from the beach.  

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment introduced by Maryland’s 1st District Congressman Andy Harris that effectively blocks the building of offshore wind turbines in the Atlantic.  

The amendment restricts the use of federal funds to conduct a site assessment or construction and operation plans for wind turbines less than 24 nautical miles from Maryland’s shoreline – the distance at which the turbines would not be visible from the beach.  

Congressman Harris says, “Ocean City’s economy heavily relies on its real estate and tourism sectors, and there has not yet been a proper examination on whether construction of these wind turbines will have a negative economic impact on the community.

If construction of these turbines too close to the shoreline will reduce property value or tourism, then the turbines may cause more issues than they solve.


Source: http://www.wgmd.com/ocean-c...

JUL 19 2017
http://www.windaction.org/posts/46959-ocean-city-wind-turbines-won-t-get-federal-help
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