Town Meeting on Offshore Wind Turbines Tonight in Ocean City | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Town Meeting on Offshore Wind Turbines Tonight in Ocean City

Play associated audio

By Bryan Russo

A much anticipated town hall meeting to discuss the potential for Offshore Wind Turbines, eleven miles off Marylands coast, will take place tonight in Ocean City.

Mike Tidwell is the director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to fighting global warming. He's also one of the driving forces in trying to make offshore wind turbines a reality in Maryland.

Tidwell says that tonight's town hall meeting is a historical event: "It's the first time that all the stakeholders have been brought together. So, you are going to have recreational fisherman, you are going to have the offshore wind industry, with the state regulatory agencies all coming together to say what is this offshore wind idea for Maryland and what is it not."

Tidwell says there is growing support for the project, including among Ocean city officials, not only as the potential future of energy for the state, but also as an engine to create thousands of jobs.

Opponents say that the offshore turbines would have a negative impact on their panoramic ocean views.

NPR

For The Autumnal Equinox, A Poem As Chilling As The Fall Weather

Tuesday is the first day of fall. This time of year reminds critic Abigail Deutsch of Stephen Dobyns' "How to Like It" — a poem about a man who ponders his lost summers and fleeting dreams.
NPR

Keeping Heirloom Apples Alive Is 'Like A Chain Letter' Over Many Centuries

Scott Farm in Vermont grows 100 apple varieties, some of them dating back to the 1700s. These apples may not look as pretty as the Red Delicious, but what they lack in looks they make up for in taste.
WAMU 88.5

New Anthony Brown Video Accuses Opponent Of 'Hiding' And 'Lying"

Democrat Anthony Brown unveiled a new web video today alleging that Republican Larry Hogan is "hiding" his positions on contentious issues like abortion and gun control.
NPR

Retailers' Customers Cautioned As Cyber Attacks Continue

Home Depot says some 56 million card holders were possibly compromised in a cyber attack. It says there's no evidence that debit PIN numbers were comprised or that the breach affected online shoppers.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.