Washington Post

A majority of Maryland residents support Gov. Martin O’Malley’s plan to subsidize development of giant windmills in the Atlantic Ocean, according a new Washington Post poll.

And there is growing momentum for the bill to pass the Maryland General Assembly this year.

O’Malley’s offshore wind bill, which has died in two previous sessions on concerns about cost, on Tuesday cleared a key Senate committee vote. It now heads to the full Senate, where a majority of lawmakers have already signed on as cosponsors to pledge their support. A similar version of the bill passed the House of Delegates last week.

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