Wind Power And Local Accusations of "NIMBYism"

Wind Power And Local Accusations of "NIMBYism"

A proposal in Maryland for an offshore wind farm is facing resistance from power companies, but may meet even more opposition from the local community.

A plan to develop a wind farm ten miles off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, is facing resistance from power companies and some legislators. The proposed 400-foot high turbines could also be an issue for local residents and businesses in this tourist-heavy beach town. We'll discuss the proposal, and we'll also talk to a filmmaker who chronicled a rural community's sharp divide over wind farms in upstate New York.

Guests

Aaron Davis

Washington Post Staff Reporter

Laura Israel

Filmmaker, "Windfall" (2010)

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