Part of the Ocean City Town Council remained unmoved as the conversation on offshore wind continued Monday.The chamber was packed with people prepared to comment about wind-generated electricity in the beach resort.”I love my town, my state and my world,” said Patty Larkin of Ocean City. “I haven’t been convinced (a wind farm) is a bad idea.”Ultimately, 12 of the 14 members of the audience who spoke during public comments about a proposal from Deepwater were in favor of wind farming and critical of the council’s perceived stance against it.”Windmills are very important, but we need to make it work for everybody,” Council President Lloyd Martin said. “We want it to be better than this. We’re not the bad guy here.”Absent from the meeting were Mayor Rick Meehan and council members Dennis Dare and Wayne Hartman. READ MORE: OC offshore meteorological tower step toward wind farm READ MORE: US Wind offers to push turbines back off OC coast 5 milesThe council, which previously issued a letter to the Maryland Public Service Commission regarding a proposal by US Wind, invited Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski to speak about his company’s Skipjack Wind Farm proposal.Grybowski’s presentation avoided some of the pitfalls that earned the council’s opposition to US Wind’s… Read full this story
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