PUGWASH – The chair of the Gulf Shore Preservation Association is disappointed with comments made by the head of a company attempting for a second time to build a wind farm near Pugwash.
Lisa Betts was surprised to read comments from Charles Demond in this newspaper and another media outlet in which the president of Atlantic Wind Power accuses a vocal minority of trying to kill his project.
“We’re not a minority at all. The feelings we have are those of the entire community,” Betts said Friday. “We have some serious problems with this project that go way beyond its actual footprint.”
Demond attended the association’s annual general meeting in Pugwash a week ago to talk about his company’s scaled down plans to construct a wind farm that would include 11 or 12 turbines as opposed to the 20-27 turbines proposed several years ago.
While there would be fewer turbines, the association is concerned that their height and that of their blades could exceed 500 feet.
Betts believes Demond will find more people are opposed than gray-haired residents and she also stressed her group has a lot of respect for those property owners who may host the turbines.
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