State efforts to enable quick growth in wind power with two draft bills which together would strip local zoning powers and focus all Massachusetts offshore wind projects in waters off two Dukes County towns has left Chilmark town leaders fuming.

The Ocean Management Plan Act released in draft form last month identifies waters near the towns of Chilmark and Gosnold (collectively the Elizabeth Islands) as the primary sites for as many as 166 turbines to generate enough electricity to power 200,000 homes.

A smaller section of the coast of Aquinnah has also been identified.

Separate draft legislation, titled the Wind Energy Siting Reform Act of 2009, would reduce the size limit for wind projects that fall under state jurisdiction from 100 megawatts, the size of the controversial Cape Wind Project, to two megawatts, the potential output of around three turbines roughly 200 feet in height.

The two acts are aimed at helping facilitate Gov. Deval Patrick’s ambitious goal to ratchet up state wind energy output from roughly seven megawatts now to 2,000 megawatts by the year 2020.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission executive director Mark London and coastal planner Jo-Ann Taylor reviewed the two draft acts with Chilmark selectmen at a meeting Tuesday.

Mr. London said Chilmark should discuss seeking compensation if it is affected by development related to the ocean plan.

General language in the plan says that affected towns must receive some direct economic benefit. There is also a mitigation fund attached to the plan to pay for unavoidable damage — environmental or otherwise — that results from siting the projects.

Selectmen were unimpressed, arguing that identification of sites is purely political.

“I mean all you have to do is look at that map,” said chairman J.B. Riggs Parker, pointing to a map displayed by the commission members showing the concentration of wind-rich areas along the coast of Massachusetts, “and you see two spots as close to Rhode Island as it can get and as far away from Massachusetts as it can get, next to the two towns who have the smallest population and the least number of votes in the state. It’s a political placement right on our doorstep and then they talk about maybe we get a job here or there, or a little bit of mitigating. I think it’s an outrage.”

Selectman Frank Fenner called it nothing less than a cheap bribe.

“For me, Chilmark’s not for sale,” he said. “I mean just because you give me a couple of dollars I’m not going to say, ‘Oh, this is a great idea.’”

Selectman Warren Doty chimed in on the environmental front. He said that while other areas, including the waters off Nantucket, are discounted in the plan for environmental reasons, the area off Noman’s Land is approved despite the fact that the Island is owned and controlled by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, where research is conducted on the peregrine falcon and which is in a flyway for migratory birds.

“What about our birds?” Mr. Doty said. “What it amounts to is Nantucket figured out how to not have wind turbines near them; we didn’t. Out of the 351 towns in Massachusetts it came down to these two towns, and part in Aquinnah. Isn’t that amazing?”

“It’s all about the votes, Warren,” Mr. Parker answered.

He continued:

“I don’t know how we do anything about it. We work through the fisheries and the bird people, but even that, it’s a question of moving it a few inches,” he said, before railing again at the forces on Beacon Hill.

“These people ought to be ashamed of themselves. It’s not a fair share of this responsibility or this resource,” he said. “It’s putting it right where it’s going to bother them politically the least . . . it’s a blatant, political, ‘We’ll put it there, they won’t be able to say anything about it.’”

A series of hearings will be held on the ocean plan this fall, including one on the Vineyard on Sept. 22, provisionally at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven. Mr. London said the two subjects will be on the agenda at a commission meeting for selectmen on Sept. 2 and an all-Island selectmen’s meeting on Sept. 16.

And he said the potential effects of the wind energy siting reform act were most disturbing.

“It seems to me that three turbines right there in your face is more of a worry than a much larger number out on the ocean,” Mr. London said.

In its current form the bill allows the state to override the zoning decisions of both local and regional zoning bodies such as the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.

Mr. London said the draft bill is being rewritten this week.

And he said reacting to appeals from both the MVC and the Cape Cod Commission, the Massachusetts department of energy resources has agreed to consider respecting regional zoning decision if the commission adopts its own siting regulations.

Mr. London said the commission does intend to prepare its own regulations but said there was no timeline for producing them.

Mr. Parker said the commission should take a more aggressive role in the fight to protect its powers.

“You have to occupy the space,” he said. “You don’t want to be the last out of the gate in this regulatory horse race.”

When Mr. London voiced concern about the bill Mr. Parker shot back:

“Well then regulate it. You could do it in a heartbeat.”

After the meeting Mr. London said if push comes to shove, the commission will prepare its own regulations in time.

“If it’s important to have our standard adopted before theirs, we’ll get them done,” he said.

The executive director also drew fire from the Chilmark selectmen over the recently released draft Island Plan.

The master plan, begun in 2006, is intended to address goals for Island growth and long-term sustainability reaching 50 years into the future.

Mr. London suggested the selectmen take time to familiarize themselves with the plan, but Mr. Parker appeared to have already read the lengthy document and formed some definite opinions.

“It’s a grand compendium of our problems. There are goals and strategies. It assesses the situation brilliantly, but it’s not really a plan. When are we going to get a plan to deal with it?” he asked.

Mr. Doty said useful discussion could take place around a section of the plan titled growth and development but Mr. Parker, a recent vocal critic of the commission on several issues, was undeterred.

”When the commission started [in 1974] it made a remarkable difference,” he said. “I wish you’d be that way again. Make some hard proposals.”

In other news, chief of police Brian Cioffi gave a report on the Chilmark road race, saying that it was incident free. The police department incurred $1,365 in extra payroll costs for the event. He added that he has inquired with the Chilmark road race committee about shouldering law enforcement expenses in coming years.