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Wind farm developers seek more time to start

Wednesday - 4/11/2012, 9:24am  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) - Developers of a Western Maryland wind farm are asking regulators for more time to start a project that has been embroiled in an ongoing zoning battle. 

Dan's Mountain Windforce is asking the Maryland Public Service Commission to extend the deadline to begin building the wind farm to Sept. 12, 2013. 

The project was approved by the commission in 2009 but has been held up by zoning changes in Allegany County.

The company says the project on top of four miles of ridgeline near Frostburg could create up to 200 jobs. Opponents have expressed concerns about noise from the turbines and the impact on home values in the area.

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