Western Maine Wind Farm Gets Second Wind!
Public Hearing: September 19th and 20th
Your Support Needed!
Maine Mountain Power has submitted a revised application for their wind power project in Franklin County--near Sugarloaf Ski Resort. The project would produce 54 MW of clean energy, more than any other wind power installation currently operating in New England. The developer has committed to permanently protect the more ecologically-sensitive Redington Mountain from wind development as part of the revised project protecting sensitive wildlife habitat while increasing clean, renewable energy in Maine. This is a win-win solution for Maine's citizens, and we urge everyone to support it.
Although the Black Nubble Wind Farm has earned broad support from more than 20 organizations (see box below) it still faces strong opposition. That is why we are asking for your help. Please:
Write a letter in support of the project, and address it to: Maine Land Use Regulation Commission; Attention: Catherine Carroll; 22 State House Station; Augusta, Maine 04333 (or email it to LURC@maine.gov); and/or
Attend a public hearing on the evening of September 19th and/or 20th to testify in support of the project at Sugarloaf Ski Area.
Need a Ride to the Hearing?
A 32 passenger vehicle reserved for each night will be departing from Portland and stopping in Augusta to pick up passengers. Here are the details :
Portland Pick Up Time: 3 PM (Please be there NO LATER than 2:45pm).
Portland Pick Up Location: Park & Ride lot on Marginal Way (near the U-Haul)--it's right off the 295-Franklin Arterial ramp
Portland Pick Up Confirmation: To reserve your seat please email Sara Lovitz of the Natural Resource Council of Maine or call her at (207) 622-3101 extension # 205.