LURC decision leaves First Wind facing first defeat in Maine
Kevin Gurall, president of the group Partnership for the Preservation of the Downeast Lakes Watershed, argued that LURC had already given Champlain ample time, including a 90-day extension, to revamp its plans.
Granting more extensions would effectively approve "procedural gamesmanship" that would "work to undermine the public process," Gural said.
April 7, 2012
by Nick Sambides Jr.
in Bangor Daily News
LINCOLN, Maine - The state's largest wind developer could face defeat for the first time in Maine with LURC's decision Friday to deny a request to withdraw a proposed wind project on Bowers Mountain.
The Land Use Regulation Commission voted 5-0 at the Waterfront Event Center to reject First Wind subsidiary Champlain Wind's request to withdraw its proposal to build a 27-turbine wind farm in a rural, sparsely populated area east of Springfield on the Penobscot and Washington county line. Commissioner Robert Dunphy abstained.
The vote leaves the commission free to act on an October staff... [continue via Web link]