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Credit:  Bangor Daily News | August 15, 2013 | bangordailynews.com ~~

I write with regard to First Wind’s twice-failed plan to erect wind turbines on Bowers Mountain in Washington County. I have been a seasonal visitor to this region since 1953, and my family members have been seasonal residents since 1964. We have tried as best we can to be active and positive contributors to local life and culture. Thus I applaud the Department of Environmental Protection and Commissioner Patricia Aho’s recent rejection of the intended wind farm. I hope that First Wind will waste no more citizens’ money in its relentless pursuit of its aims.

It would be a personal grief if the view from our property on West Grand Lake were sullied by the tallest structures in the state. My larger concern, however, is that the area’s citizens, so deeply dependent on its scenic quality for their livelihoods as guides, merchants and lodge owners, would face an even more difficult path to economic viability in this underemployed region.

I therefore hope that the Bowers Mountain wind project will have finally met its well-deserved death.

Sydney Lea

Grand Lake Stream

Source:  Bangor Daily News | August 15, 2013 | bangordailynews.com

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