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Virtual Hearing on Dan’s Mountain Turbines Scheduled for Tonight

May 20th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Public Service Commission will conduct a hearing tonight Hat 6:30 p.m. to accept public comment on a proposed plan to install 17 wind turbines on Dan’s Mountain. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the meeting will be a virtual hearing via Cisco Webex, an online video conferencing platform. The case, which began back in 2015, centers on Dan’s Mountain Wind Force seeking  permission to install the energy-generating turbines, with a  citizens’ group known as the Allegany Neighbors and Citizens for Home Owners Rights Limited, or ANCHOR, strongly opposing the effort. The plan calls for turbines to be built on the ridgeline of Dan’s Mountain near the communities of Midland and the Harwood Subdivision, along with Vale Summit, Cresaptown and Bel Air. Opponents argue that the turbines create excessive noise pollution, light flicker and destruction of neighborhood views. They also fear the turbines, which are nearly 500 feet in height, will negatively impact property values. Darlene Park, ANCHOR president, has maintained that she isn’t opposed to the wind farm concept, she just feels Dan’s Mountain Wind Force has chosen a poor location for its project..

7 Responses to “Virtual Hearing on Dan’s Mountain Turbines Scheduled for Tonight”

  1. May 20, 2020 at 6:30 am, mac said:

    How classic. She has a rundown of all of the negative impacts and then states that she is not opposed to wind turbines, she just doesn’t want them on Dan’s Mountain. NIMBY, an acronym coined for people just like her.
    I should have realized that the time for the meeting was close as there was no aluminum foil on the store shelves. I was blaming it on hoarders during this virus. Now I know better.


    • May 20, 2020 at 7:33 am, Mark said:

      > lol


  2. May 20, 2020 at 7:37 am, Welchy said:

    Nut case! The most populated area of the county????????? Zero humans lives within a quarter mile of any of them//go back to fighting fluoride!!!


  3. May 20, 2020 at 11:09 am, Goose said:

    I agree with Mac. The fuss is about just having to see these from their yards.


  4. May 20, 2020 at 11:46 am, LRH said:

    I live no where near them and I am against them because I don’t like looking at them. If there was a legitimate benefit to having them around I might change my mind.


    • May 20, 2020 at 12:06 pm, mac said:

      > The legitimate benefit is the production of electricity without having to burn coal (which you are probably in favor of) or nuclear power plants (which you are probably in favor of).
      You probably won’t change your mind.


      • May 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm, LRH said:

        > The amount of electricity they produce is next to nothing and useless to me as a consumer of electric and tax payer. If and when they produce enough to offset their ugliness against the landscape I would be willing to listen. Until then, NO SALE.


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