Md. high court: State law trumps county control of solar panels

Booth writes first opinion, quotes Beatles

State law trumps local control over the placement of solar electricity panels, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled Monday. In its 7-0 decision, the Court of Appeals said the Maryland General Assembly’s comprehensive delegation of regulatory authority to the state Public Service Commission impliedly preempted county efforts to control panel placement within county borders. The PSC is required ...

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