[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]



LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Wrong thing said to wrong people  

Credit:  Ocean City Today | Mar 08, 2018 | www.oceancitytoday.net ~~

US Wind project development director Paul Rich misread the audience in his most recent comments about the resort’s effort to push the field of power-generating turbines farther out to sea.

At a local forum convened last week to question the local government’s stance, comments from Rich suggested that if oceanic wind farms aren’t permitted, something much worse could happen.

He said if US Wind is forced to abandon its project, that could open the door to offshore oil exploration, a much worse proposition that remains a priority of the Trump administration.

He also implied that US Wind could file suit to recover the millions of dollars it has spent planning and developing its project.

Whether these things are true or not, he might as well have said he was going to come down here and give someone a good thrashing, because the typical Ocean City response to anything even resembling a threat is, for better or worse, “Oh yeah?”

Because the resort consists mostly of independent businesses operated by independent-minded people, many of whom did it all their way, challenges are not well received.

The more likely response would be the opposite, thus ending any chance of a “let’s work this out” conversation between local government and the company.

That’s been local government’s modus operandi over the years, regardless of who was occupying the seats in the City Council chambers at the time.

Sometimes that posture has worked out for the resort and sometimes it has not, but rare would be the case when Ocean City has been scared into a whimpering surrender because someone suggested it wasn’t up for a game of hardball.

Source:  Ocean City Today | Mar 08, 2018 | www.oceancitytoday.net

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter