OCEAN CITY, Md. —Recent approval of two wind farms off the coast of Ocean City is generating concern.
Beach-goers, property owners and elected officials are worried that the distance of the wind farms from shore will change the view.
In Ocean City, the beach matters. Its 10-mile sandy coast is the No. 1 asset in Maryland's vacation capital. The quaint town of just more than 7,000 welcomes 345,000 visitors each summer.
Hotels, condominiums, clubs, bars and restaurants exist because of beach-goers. Ocean City tourism generates $150 million each year in tax revenues for the state.
But change as significant as the constant offshore breeze is literally on the horizon.