While politicians spar in Washington over how to keep the nation from going over a "
The latest alarm comes from Environment Maryland, which held a press conference on Baltimore's
The group has produced a report attempting to quantify those benefits both to date and through 2016 if the wind production tax credit is extended. City Councilman
The wind industry and its environmental allies have warned that tens of thousands of jobs and billions in investment in new wind projects could be lost if the tax credit isn't extended. Turbine manufacturers in Colorado, Iowa, Pennsylvania and elsewhere already have laid off hundreds of workers as the expiration date approaches. In Maryland, with only two wind farms atop mountain ridges in the western part of the state, the credit's loss may add one more hurdle to the O'Malley administration's struggle to get a string of turbines built in the Atlantic off