Windmills Planned for Backbone Mountain

With Close Contacts, Md. Wind Project Gets Boost Washington Post, United States – Jul 22, 2007 State law and the environmental protections it afforded all but scuttled his proposal last year for 24 windmills atop Backbone Mountain at the state’s

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Goliath Slays David? Cheer for Goliath!
07/25/2007 11:40:07 PM EST

Front-page of the Metro section is not where readers typical turn to a tall tale suitable for the fiction section, something with an “H” for Horror. In With Close Contacts, Md. Wind Project Gets Boost, Post readers discover that a well-connected industrialist (Goliath) has run roughshod over concerned environmentalists (the David) through a legislative end run to gut environmental protections for the construction of windmills that will “kill millions” of birds.

A compelling story of a lobbyist-connected Goliath running roughshod over that poor citizen activist David? Absolutely.

Fact? Well … not necessarily.

It quotes the Washington Post:

When his plan for clean energy ran smack into a rare habitat on a rocky Appalachian ridge, Annapolis businessman Wayne L. Rogers turned to people he knew could help: his contacts in the Maryland General Assembly.
State law and the environmental protections it afforded all but scuttled his proposal last year for 24 windmills atop Backbone Mountain at the state’s western edge. So Rogers waged a successful campaign to have the law changed — and environmental

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