Md. Wind Energy Plan Gets Early Support

Measure could increase residents' electric bills

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013  |  Updated 12:07 PM EDT
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Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s newest proposal for offshore wind energy production is already getting support from lawmakers.

According to the Associated Press, Senate President Thomas V. Miller said that the governor’s proposal to develop wind energy off the coast of Ocean City could already pass the chamber. Miller said the measure already has support from 24 members of the Senate, which is enough for approval.

O’Malley has pushed unsuccessfully for similar measures in years past. The House of Delegates passed a scaled-back version last year.

If the bill is approved, it could cost Maryland residents $1.50 more each month on their electric bills.

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