Ocean City Mayor Concerned About Wind Project's View Impact - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Ocean City Mayor Concerned About Wind Project's View Impact

Posted: Updated:
Artist Rendering Artist Rendering
Artist Rendering Artist Rendering

OCEAN CITY, Md. - Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan says he may have underestimated how big a "thumbnail" would be when it comes to gauging the visual impact of a proposed wind project off the coast.

"They always talked about thumbnails," Meehan said.  "Well, they're a little bigger than a thumbnail."

Meehan says he recognizes the economic and environmental benefits such a project could bring to the area, but he wants to make sure the public is aware of how the horizon could change.

"We only get one chance to get this right," Meehan said.  "I just don't want there to be any surprises."

Assateague Coastkeeper Kathy Phillips believes the visual impact would be minimal and outweighed by having a clean, renewable source of energy off the coast.

"Personally, I think they're beautiful," said Phillips.  "And seeing those wind turbines..... is much better than looking at oil derricks offshore."

The Maryland Public Service Coalition is set to hear public comment Monday night in Annapolis about the proposed 248-megawatt project.  All public comment must be submitted by April 7 and the PSC will make a final decision on the applications by May 17.

For more information on the proposals:

            Search Case #9431 on the Maryland Public Service Commission website:              

            www.psc.state.md.us

To submit written comments:

            David J. Collins, Exec. Secretary, MD PSC

            William Donald Schaefer Tower 6, St. Paul Street

            Baltimore, MD  21202

            (Include case #9431 in all comments)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Successful Antares Launch from Wallops Island

    Successful Antares Launch from Wallops Island

    Saturday, November 17 2018 4:20 AM EST2018-11-17 09:20:25 GMT
    Saturday, November 17 2018 4:20 AM EST2018-11-17 09:20:25 GMT
    An unmanned cargo rocket successfully blasted off from NASA Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station Saturday morning after being postponed twice due to a poor weather forecast.More
    An unmanned cargo rocket successfully blasted off from NASA Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station Saturday morning after being postponed twice due to a poor weather forecast. More
  • New Toll Road to Open on U.S. Route 301 at Delaware State Line

    New Toll Road to Open on U.S. Route 301 at Delaware State Line

    Friday, November 16 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-11-16 23:19:54 GMT
    Friday, November 16 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-11-16 23:19:54 GMT
    MIDDLETOWN, Del. --- The U.S. Route 301 Mainline Project is beginning to wrap up work and lead to the state's first cashless toll road opening in December. The new U.S. Route 301 bypass will take drivers around Middletown and connect them directly to DelaMore
    MIDDLETOWN, Del. --- The U.S. Route 301 Mainline Project is beginning to wrap up work and lead to the state's first cashless toll road opening in December. The new U.S. Route 301 bypass will take drivers around Middletown and connect them directly to DelaMore
  • Georgetown Man Pleads Guilty to Murder

    Georgetown Man Pleads Guilty to Murder

    Friday, November 16 2018 7:24 PM EST2018-11-17 00:24:26 GMT
    Friday, November 16 2018 7:24 PM EST2018-11-17 00:24:26 GMT
    (Photo: MGN Online)(Photo: MGN Online)
    (Photo: MGN Online)(Photo: MGN Online)
    BRIDGEVILLE, Del.- A Georgetown man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection to a deadly shooting during an attempted robbery. In August 2017, Preston Nailor fatally wounded 19-year-old Ty'ron Lake of Bridgeville, when the two echanged gunfireMore
    BRIDGEVILLE, Del.- A Georgetown man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection to a deadly shooting during an attempted robbery. In August 2017, Preston Nailor fatally wounded 19-year-old Ty'ron Lake of Bridgeville, when the two echanged gunfireMore
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices