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17 wind turbines on Dan’s Mountain gets approval

October 17th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports the Allegany County Board of Zoning Appeals voted 2-1 Wednesday to permit the construction of 17 wind turbines on Dan's Mountain. The case, which first surfaced in 2015, placed representatives of Dan's Mountain Wind Farm LLC against a citizens group opposed to the turbines called Allegany Neighbors and Citizens for Home Owners Rights Limited.

The vote took place at the Allegany County Office Complex on Kelly Road, a week after the three-member board heard arguments from both sides.

Although opposition leaders expressed disappointment with Wednesday's ruling, they vowed to fight on with appeals.

Opponents of the proposal say the turbines create excessive noise pollution, light flicker and destruction of neighborhood views. They also fear the turbines, which are nearly 500 feet tall, will reduce property values.

The proposed wind farm would be located on the ridgeline of Dan's Mountain near the communities of Midland and the Harwood Subdivision, along with Vale Summit, Cresaptown and Bel Air.

7 Responses to “17 wind turbines on Dan’s Mountain gets approval”

  1. October 17, 2019 at 9:43 am, Ed Dodrill said:

    Seems like these things are going up all over Allegany County. I don’t think anyone wants one in their backyard.


  2. October 17, 2019 at 12:13 pm, Doug said:

    Why can’t they be placed in an unpopulated area such as the eastern end of the county?


  3. October 17, 2019 at 1:37 pm, Paolo Primavera said:

    I would have one in my backyard if I was going to benefit from it directly, but that’s NOT LIKELY as the power developed will be sold to Baltimore or Washington DC. SAD, SO VERY SAD.


  4. October 17, 2019 at 1:47 pm, Brian said:

    When are they going to build these wind turbines on the beach in Ocean City the wind blows there all the time what is the difference between Dan’s Mountain and the beach in Ocean City


  5. October 17, 2019 at 3:53 pm, Paolo Primavera said:

    The real answer to your question is: Sea Level and about 1600 Feet above Sea Level. If the w ones blow right, we’ll see windmills soon just off shore in Ocean City on the horizon because it’s the right thing to do. Personally I’d like to see one mounted on the Capitol and White House. NOT SAD at all.


  6. October 17, 2019 at 3:58 pm, Brian said:

    Why are they on the shoreline in Corpus Christi Texas the answer is people with money don’t want their view destroyed poor people it just doesn’t matter


  7. October 17, 2019 at 9:37 pm, Ed Dodrill said:

    You know why, they stick everything they don’t want up here in the mountains … prisons, windmills, landfills, factories. We are Maryland’s dumping ground … away from the populations.


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