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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lawmakers pass bill to let some Mainers pull out of wind permitting area

AUGUSTA — The Maine Legislature passed a bill Monday that would give residents of the state’s vast Unorganized Territory a chance – one chance – to have their communities excluded from the area of Maine designated for large wind power projects. Continue...

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Anonymous said...

One would hope the residents in Maine would take advantage of this proposed bill. Of course the caveat is that the commission still reserves the right to determine if eliminating an area would negatively impact the states renewable energy goals. What are the realistic chances the commission would not determine that? On the face of it, it is a reasonable, fair minded, opportunity for residents to control their fate, but underneath it is patronizingly oppressive, political bullshit.