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Maryland lawmakers appear poised to pass an offshore wind energy bill in this year's General Assembly, after balking at similar proposals in the last two years by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
Gov. Martin O'Malley's offshore wind energy bill received a late gust of support Monday that indicates lawmakers may be serious about pushing the measure into law during the session's final two weeks.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley testified Thursday on his offshore wind energy bill, telling a House committee the proposal would create jobs and lower reliance on fossil fuels while causing only a modest increase in energy prices.
Maryland legislators will meet Tuesday to resume discussions of offshore wind development in the state, four months after they shot down Gov. Martin O'Malley's signature green-energy proposal.
Senate committee on Thursday killed a bill backed by Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley to implement offshore wind energy in the state.
The General Assembly is in the stretch run of its legislative session and will consider several key bills Thursday, as just five days remain before the session ends.