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Western Md. wind farm developer gets more time

CUMBERLAND — The Maryland Public Service Commission is giving a wind power developer more time to build a proposed 25-turbine project on Dan’s Mountain in Allegany County. The Cumberland Times-News reports that the commission agreed Wednesday to give Dan’s Mountain ...

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Wind farm developers seek more time to start

Utility regulators questioned developers of a proposed Western Maryland wind farm for almost an hour Wednesday before holding off on whether to give them more time to start a project embroiled in a county zoning battle. Dan’s Mountain Windforce is ...

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Western Maryland citizens seek wind power restrictions

OAKLAND — Some western Maryland residents are urging the Garrett County commissioners to impose restrictions on a proposed wind farm near Frostburg. The Cumberland Times-News reports that 39 people have signed a petition to present to the board Tuesday. It ...

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Constellation celebrates Maryland’s first wind farm in Garrett County

SWANTON — Constellation Energy Group is celebrating the startup of Maryland’s first commercial wind farm. The Baltimore-based company held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Tuesday for the 28-turbine project atop Backbone Mountain in Garrett County. The Cumberland Times-News reports that the project ...

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Governor O’Malley proposing offshore wind requirement

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s governor plans to introduce legislation that would require utilities to enter into long-term contracts for offshore wind power. O’Malley spokesman Shaun Adamec says an offshore wind power bill is expected to be part of the legislative agenda ...

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Conservationists file lawsuit to stop Western Maryland wind farm

GREENBELT — Some conservationists have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block the startup of Maryland’s first industrial wind farm because it allegedly threatens federally protected Indiana bats. The complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt seeks to ...

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