With Veto, O'Malley Puts Wind Project Back On Course

May 16, 2014

Del. John Bohanan (D-St. Mary's) was an avid proponent of legislation that would have delayed construction of a wind farm across the Chesapeake in Somerset County. Gov. Martin O'Malley vetoed that bill Friday.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

After Governor O'Malley's last signing ceremony yesterday, the fate of just one bill was left undecided: a bill that would delay the construction of 25 towering wind turbines on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Today, O'Malley vetoed the bill - which allows the project to move forward as planned. WYPR Senior News Analyst Fraser Smith sat down with state house reporter Christopher Connelly to discuss the decision.