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Fishermen seek delay in Gulf of Maine offshore wind planning

In deeper waters of the gulf, wind power will be achieved only with the use of floating turbines. The extensive anchoring and cabling that would be required means “lease areas will become de facto closures to fishing,” the Responsible Offshore Development Alliance wrote in an April 14 letter the governors of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
16 Apr 2020

Jury awards co-op $13.6M in breach of contract lawsuit with wind power firms

Press_release-east_maine-co-op_thumb The 2011 contract required the wind power companies to act in good faith to finalize the sale to the cooperative of a 12.54-mile section of transmission line connecting two wind farms ...The parties had agreed that the three wind farms would pay for costs, including repairs and upgrades to the line, which is standard in the industry, the release said. The final contract was never signed.
23 Nov 2016

Bowers Wind Project denied by Supreme Court

Bowers-decision-dec-3-2015_thumb The Court upheld the Board of Environmental Protection's (BEP's) conclusion that the project's sixteen turbines would have "an unreasonable adverse effect on the scenic character and existing uses related to the scenic character” of nine of the lakes which the State recognizes as "Scenic Resources of State or National Significance". 
3 Dec 2015

Bingham Wind project gets go-ahead

An environmental group that has battled against the Bingham Wind Project in Somerset County has abandoned its appeal of the state licensing of the project, clearing the last regulatory hurdle in the way of construction of the $398 million project.
5 Mar 2015

Opponents appeal approval of wind farm in Bingham

Friends of Maine’s Mountains, an environmental advocacy group, filed one of two appeals this week with the state Board of Environmental Protection. The other was filed by an individual, Alice McCabe Barnett, who has filed petitions opposing the project in the past.
11 Oct 2014

Maine Supreme Court hears appeal of Passadumkeag wind project approval

Controversy has trailed the project since Maine Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Patricia Aho in November 2012 rejected the developers’ permit application based on her assessment that a wind farm would adversely affect the scenic character of the region, specifically near Saponac Pond. In 2013, the Board of Environmental Protection voted twice to overturn Aho’s decision.
5 Sep 2014
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