December 16, 2010 – Hour 2

This week’s episode of On Delmarva focuses on the future of development on the Peninsula.  Is developing farmland into houses a way to make our communities economically viable, or is it a dead-end for towns and counties and a boon for private interests?  What are the environmental implications of development on the Peninsula?  Is it possible to develop in a way that doesn’t harm agriculture, provides safe communities for residents, and avoids harming the environment?

Then, commentator Tom Horton talks about the power of wind – not as an energy source, but as a force that affects all of us on Delmarva in ways we might not even notice.

Our panel is:

Mayor Russ Brinsfield, faculty at the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Mayor of Vienna, MD

King Burnett, partner at the law firm Webb, Burnett, Jackson, Cornbrooks, Wilbur, Vorhis and Douse and board memeber of the Assateague Coastal Trust  and the Maryland Environmental Trust

Virgil Shockley, farmer and member of the Worchester County Board of County Commissioners