Why transform wild Maine mountains into industrial sites?
We must hope, maybe even pray, that the seven LURC commissioners, who are commonsense Maine people, are aware of the far-reaching consequences of the vote they are about to take on Redington and Black Nubble.
Their decision will be far more important in the long run than the controversial pending Plum Creek proposal around Moosehead Lake.
Redington, in a sense, represents a dam’s floodgate for the industrialization of our mountains. The commissioners have the power to crank it open or keep it closed.
January 8, 2007
by Steve Clark, Shapleigh
in Maine Sunday Telegram
How is it possible to transform a wild, fragile, 4,000-foot mountain environment, protected by law, into an industrial-scale power-production facility?
This project will come complete with cleared mountaintops, miles of new roads up steep slopes, power lines and expansive concrete slabs, and topped by 30 huge towers, some with blinking night lights, all with whirling blades and with each tower 40 stories high?
Easy. Just vote it so.
On Jan. 24, the seven commissioners of the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission, who have been appointed to represent the people of Maine in such matters, will vote on converting Maine mountaintops... [continue via Web link]