Deal would doom wind farm project, developers claim
YARMOUTH — Developers of a proposed windmill project on two western Maine mountains said Wednesday that scaling back the project, as suggested by an environmental group, would doom their Redington Wind Farm plan. Maine Mountain Power is seeking state approval to build 30 wind turbines, 12 on Redington Pond Range and 18 on Black Nubble Mountain near the Sugarloaf USA ski resort. Hearings get under way next Tuesday in Carrabassett Valley.
July 27, 2006
by Associated Press
in Portland Press Herald
The Natural Resources Council of Maine said it would go along with allowing the 18 Black Nubble turbines but believes Redington Pond Range should be placed into permanent protection, which would allow no turbines.
The council said that doing so would reduce the environmental impact on one of Maine's most prominent stretches of high-elevation mountains. It said Redington Pond Range is the only Maine mountain besides Sugarloaf that is above 4,000 feet and not protected from development.
Maine Mountain Power says the one-mountain plan would deter investment and effectively kill the project.
The company says the one-mountain proposal is not... [continue via Web link]