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Maine DEP order denying Passadumkeag wind park

The State of Maine Board of Environmental Protection denied the application of Passadumkeag WInd Park LLC to construct a 14-turbine, grid-scale, wind energy development. The denial was tied to the impact of the turbines on Scenic Resources of State or National Significance. An brief excerpt of the order is provided below. The full order can be accessed by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

Excerpt

Based on the above findings of fact, and subject to the conditions listed below, the Department makes the following conclusions pursuant to 38 M.R.S.A. Sections 481 et seq.:

(B) In that the proposed activity would significantly compromise views from a SRSNS (Scenic Resources of State or National Significance) and would have an unreasonable adverse effect on the scenic character and existing uses related to scenic character of the resources, the applicant has not made adequate provision for fitting the generating facility portion of the development harmoniously into the existing natural environment. The development would have an unreasonable adverse effect on the existing uses and scenic character of Sapronac Pond, a SRSNS. The applicant has made adequate provision for fitting the associated facilities portion of the development harmoniously into the existing natural environment.

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Passadumkeag Denial L25597 Anbn(2)

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NOV 9 2012
http://www.windaction.org/posts/35368-maine-dep-order-denying-passadumkeag-wind-park
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