Contrary opinions confuse issues at Sugarloaf wind hearing
CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- Hours into the second day of hearings on the proposed Redington Wind Farm, commissioner Bart Harvey noted the wide differences between information provided by different sides.
"One wonders when we read this whether we are looking at the same place," said Harvey after Steven Pelletier, of Woodlot Alternatives, Inc provided a summary of his analysis related to environmental impacts.
August 4, 2006
by Alan Crowell, Staff writer
The comment by Harvey, chairman of the Land Use Regulation Commission, underscored the contentious nature of the project and the vastly different perspectives among those testifying Thursday about how the project would change the landscape and habitat on two western Maine mountains.
Maine Mountain Power LLC has proposed placing 30 turbines on Redington Pond Range and Black Nubble Mountain in Redington and Wyman Township in Franklin County.
Pelletier, a certified wildlife biologist and wetlands scientist who testified on behalf of Maine Mountain Power, told commissioners that the ridge lines were not pristine unfragmented habitat and that there would not be... [continue via Web link]