OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s attorney general has deemed a portion of a law aimed at putting distance between wind turbines and homes unconstitutional.
The Times-News reports Attorney General Douglas Gansler wrote Gov. Martin O’Malley in May noting that a portion of the law is unconstitutional because it would give adjacent neighbors zoning authority.READ MORE: 2 People Rescued After Sailboat Overturns In The Inner Harbor
Garrett County Administrator Monty Pagenhardt, county administrator says the rest of the bill will proceed and be amended in the 2014 General Assembly session.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1.1K New Cases & 15 Deaths Reported Sunday
Gansler writes that there are other legal problems related to the variance provision that should be corrected. He suggests in the letter that if the county approves the bill despite the defect, it should administer the law as if adjoining property owners’ consent is not required.MORE NEWS: MVA's Bus Driver Day To Streamline Process For Applicants To Get Commercial License
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