Monday, January 14, 2008

Black Nubble Wind Farm Up for Okay

AP writer Glenn Adams has an article titled "Regulators to debate two W. Maine wind-power projects" in the 13 January 2008 Boston Globe. He writes:
"On Monday morning, the Land Use Regulation Commission will take up a preliminary development plan by Maine Mountain Power LLC to rezone 487 acres for a scaled-back, 18-turbine project on Black Nubble Mountain in Redington and Wyman townships.

"In the afternoon, LURC weighs the preliminary plan by TransCanada Maine Wind Development Inc. and Plum Creek Maine Timberlands LLC to rezone 2,367 acres for a 44-turbine project in Kibby and Skinner townships. Both wind projects are in western Maine's Franklin County."
The first project, on Black Nubble, is the one that was rejected last year as too destructive of the Appalachian Trail viewshed.

The article speaks more about the benefits of wind power generation than about its drawbacks. I don't think that dead birds, dead bats, or the trees that need to be removed in order to install wind turbines are even mentioned.

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