|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 6 Aug 2014 18:39:32 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENERGY, ENCROACHMENT: Wind turbines and Patuxent Naval Air Station (MD)|
Sen. Barbara Mikulski takes action to delay proposed wind farm on
By Jenna Johnson Washington Post August 1, 2014A proposed wind farm on Maryland's Eastern Shore again faces the threat of a potentially project-killing delay because of worries that the whirling turbines could threaten a sensitive radar system at the nearby Patuxent Naval Air Station.
U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has added language to the defense appropriation bill that could prevent the Navy from finalizing an agreement with the wind farm developers until researchers finish a study of the effects of the turbines and what could be done to mitigate them.
The study by MIT's Lincoln Laboratory is scheduled for completion by next summer. Waiting until then would mean that Pioneer Green Energy, the company proposing the wind farm, would have to redo studies required to obtain permits and could miss a deadline to qualify for federal tax credits. Company officials have said for months that a significant delay would effectively kill the project.
The Appropriations Committee approved the bill with Mikulski's language in July, but the bill has not gone to a vote on the Senate floor. The House of Representatives passed a defense appropriations bill earlier this year that did not include the language.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/proposed-wind-farm-on- marylands-eastern-shore-again-threatened-with-delay/2014/08/01/ c8ecefde-1756-11e4-9e3b-7f2f110c6265_story.html?wpisrc=nl_buzz&wpmm=1
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