Word of Shank’s letter reached Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, over the weekend, and he reacted with outrage, accusing Shank of trying to kill a project that would bring about 125 construction jobs.
Asked if Shank’s lease questions were legitimate, Donoghue said, “I really don’t care what he says in that letter .... He’s just trying to gum this up.”
Maryland Solar LLC is seeking to rent land near the complex of three state prisons on Roxbury Road, south of Hagerstown.
The annual rent is proposed at $32,050 for 250 acres for the first three years of the lease.