WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Maryland Moves Forward On Plans To Harness Offshore Wind Power

Play associated audio

In Maryland, plans to harness offshore wind are moving forward.

The federal Department of the Interior has announced a proposed "notice of sale" for nearly 80,000 acres for offshore wind development about 10 miles off the coast of Ocean City.

The proposed notice of sale for commercial leasing triggers a 60-day comment period which could be followed closely by the actual leasing auction of the site.

The proposed Maryland site is the third of its kind in the nation.

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, pushed for legislation to create a framework to develop offshore wind that was approved in the last legislative session.

In September, there was an auction of 112-thousand acres off Virginia which was won by Dominion power.

The first successful auction of an offshore wind site happened this summer for 164,000 acres off the Rhode Island and Massachusetts coasts.

WAMU 88.5

Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

NPR

We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
WAMU 88.5

U.S. House Rejects D.C.'s Plans For Full Autonomy Over Budget

In a 240-179 vote, the Republican-led House passed a bill that would overturn efforts by the city to take control over how it spends its money. It's a largely symbolic move: The Senate and President Obama are unlikely to go along.

NPR

Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel is said to be bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury verdict that awarded Hogan $140 million over the 2012 publication of a sex tape.

Leave a Comment

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