Interior secretary to make wind power announcement Tuesday

BALTIMORE — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is announcing an initiative designed to speed up wind energy projects along the Atlantic coast.

Salazar is scheduled to appear at Fort McHenry in Baltimore on Tuesday with Gov. Martin O’Malley and Jim Lanard, president of the Offshore Wind Development Coalition.

The announcement is being described by the Interior Department as a major new initiative to accelerate the responsible siting and development of wind energy projects.

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