FAA says western Md. wind farm no aviation hazard - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

FAA says western Md. wind farm no aviation hazard

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Mercer County Schools hold a meeting regarding this coming years levy rate

    Mercer County Schools hold a meeting regarding this coming years levy rate

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:41:37 GMT
    The Mercer County Board of Education held a meeting on Tuesday regarding the 2014 and 15 school year levy rate. The levy is the funding system for all schools in West Virginia. The rates proposed are
     
    The Mercer County Board of Education held a meeting on Tuesday regarding the 2014 and 15 school year levy rate.



     
  • Would stiffer penalties for DUI's save more lives?

    Would stiffer penalties for DUI's save more lives?

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:04:54 GMT
    Driving under the influence in Mercer County. Authorities told us they're seeing it far too often lately. People we've been talking to say they believe stiffer penalties for DUI's could save lives. On
    Driving under the influence in Mercer County. Authorities told us they're seeing it far too often lately.
  • Skeletal remains found Wyoming County

    Skeletal remains found Wyoming County

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:04:35 GMT
    On April 10th a search warrant was executed on the property of Oscar Combs Senior on the Bud Mountain area of Wyoming County. State police found skeletal remains of an unidentified human on the backside
    State Police found skeletal remains on a man's property in Wyoming County.

OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says a proposed wind farm on Maryland's highest mountain won't be an aviation hazard.

The Cumberland Times-News reported in its Tuesday edition on the decision regarding Exelon Corp.'s Fair Wind project on Backbone Mountain in Garrett County. The decision becomes final Jan. 27 unless objections are raised by Jan. 17.

Exelon is planning as many as 15 turbines on the mountain ridge about five miles south of Oakland. The FAA says they must be marked with white paint and red lights.

The project would generate 30 megawatts of electricity. The Chicago-based company says it expects to start construction in the spring. The project would start generating electricity in 2015.

Two wind power projects are already operating in western Maryland.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.