Proposed wind farm in Millsfield is drawing opposition
Drive through Lempster these days and you'll see the progress being made on the state's first commercial wind farm. When up and running, the 12 windmills on Lempster Mountain are expected to produce enough clean renewable energy for about 10 thousands homes. With America increasingly looking for clean energy and independence from oil, wind farms are one possibility. A big one is proposed for Coos County. The project has its fans, but it also has it opponents. NHPR correspondent Chris Jensen has the story.
October 6, 2008
by Chris Jensen
in New Hampshire Public Radio
You have to travel about six miles up a dirt road in the White Mountains to get to Millsfield Pond.
It sits in the center of this unincorporated town of the same name.
Some summer cabins line one shore.
It is tranquil here.
"It is our little piece of heaven. We have kind of kept it to ourselves for a lot of years. But I think it is getting opened to the public now."
That's Gary Gilbert.
His family has had a summer cabin up here for about 40 years.
On this warm fall day, it's hard to imagine this... [continue via Web link]