Everyone can get behind wind power

February 12, 2010

Timothy Wheeler's article ("Study boosts offshore windmills," Feb. 9) presents an exciting prospect for Maryland. Offshore wind energy is just the sort of project that people can get behind, regardless of political leanings. Maryland has the opportunity to become a national leader in clean energy and fighting climate change while creating green jobs.

There may be some drawbacks to this plan, but it is still far more appealing than increasing consumption of coal, oil or nuclear power. A few white dots on the horizon are a small price to pay for a greener future, and I personally would be proud to see Maryland's commitment to environmental leadership on display. Our state government needs to make wind power in Maryland a priority and get this project started as soon as possible.

Melanie Foley, College Park

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