BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland agency has rejected two proposed solar energy projects in Charles County.
The Maryland Department of the Environment said Wednesday that officials have denied a wetlands and waterways application for the proposed Shugart Valley solar project.READ MORE: Large Water Main Break Reported In West Baltimore
The agency also determined that the proposed Ripley Road solar project didn’t satisfy water-quality conditions in the certificate of public convenience and necessity issued by the Public Service Commission.READ MORE: Aunt Charged In Death Of 2 Children Whose Bodies Were Found During Essex Traffic Staff
Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles says while the state supports increased renewable energy sources, these two proposed projects would harm a nearby stream in Charles County and threaten restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 500 New Cases Reported For Second Consecutive Day
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