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Chamber board opposes wind turbine proposal  

In front of a standing-room-only crowd this morning, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted unanimously, with one abstention, to formally oppose the proposal to erect wind turbines on state-owned land.

The board members took a vote after listening to a presentation by former state senator John Bambacus, Friendsville, who is among those leading a campaign against the proposal. No one in attendance spoke in favor of the proposal.

Among the chamber board members voting was Garrett County commissioner Dennis Glotfelty. As a body, the board of county commissioners announced last week that it would wait until after a public meeting, set for Jan. 30 at Garrett College, to vote on whether to endorse or oppose the proposal. The meeting will be hosted by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

The chamber board joins other organizations in voicing opposition to the initiative, including the Garrett County Board of Realtors, the Deep Creek Property Owners Association, the Sky Valley Property Owners Association, the Western Maryland Group of the Sierra Club, the Allegheny Highlands Conservancy, and the Garrett County’s Democratic Party Central Committee, among others.

The Republican

17 January 2008

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