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Wind power an election issue in Garrett County

Posted: 11:29 am Tue, August 31, 2010
By Associated Press

OAKLAND — A Garrett County commissioner is defending his support for wind power against two election-year opponents.

Republican Ernie Gregg says the two wind farms under construction in the mountainous county will generate tax revenue, but he wants to see how they fare before supporting any further development.

Gregg’s primary election opponent, Gregan Crawford, says the giant turbines will reduce property values and hurt the construction industry if people decide not to build in the area.

The only Democrat in the race, Eric Robison, is a vocal opponent of the projects.

The two wind farms under construction in Garrett County would be Maryland’s first.

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