Governor Martin O’Malley has scheduled a trip to western Maryland to announce whether his administration will allow wind turbines on state forest land. The event is set for Saturday morning at the Monroe Run Overlook in the Savage River State Forest in Garrett County.
The planned announcement will cap four months of heated debate over a company’s proposal to lease and clear hundreds of acres in the western mountains to erect about 100 turbines for electricity generation. The administration must first decide whether to allow such a use of state land. It would then solicit proposals from developers.
9 April 2008