Say no to Bowers Mountain wind project
LURC has the ability to curtail the gold rush of wind developers, feeding at the trough of federal and state subsidies, before Maine is transformed from a wild and bucolic paradise to an industrial wind wasteland. For the magic of the mountains, let's hope they do their job.
July 13, 2011
by Jonathan Carter
in Bangor Daily News
The Grand Lakes of Down East Maine are a national treasure. They are under assault from First Wind. First Wind, doing business as Champlain Wind, LLC, has proposed installing 27, 428-foot industrial turbines on Bowers Mountain and Dill Ridge, which rise up at the headwaters of the Downeast Lakes Watershed.
The Downeast Lakes Watershed is one of the largest undeveloped tracts of lakes in the lower 48 states. The Downeast Lakes region includes some two dozen lakes, many of which are connected by navigable waterways. This watershed includes more Class 1A and 1B lakes than anywhere else in Maine.
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