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Credit:  Bangor Daily News | Posted March 05, 2014 | bangordailynews.com ~~

Mars Hill, Spruce Mountain, Kibby Mountain, Record Hill, Stetson, Rollins, Fox Island, Beaver Ridge, Bull Hill, Lee.

These places all have something in common: wind turbines. Maine is losing its beautiful mountain views every time a wind turbine is raised. If this trend continues, they will be lost forever.

The largest owner of wind farms is First Wind with five of the 10. It owns 28 turbines in Mars Hill, 55 at Stetson I and II in Washington County, 40 at Rollins in Penobscot County, and 19 on Bull Hill in Hancock County. Proposed First Wind farms include Longfellow Black Mountain in Oxford County ( 19 turbines) and Oakfield in Aroostook County ( 34 turbines).

First Wind is the company doing the most damage to our state. Enough is enough. I remember traveling to Aroostook to visit family. The view coming into Mars Hill was so beautiful. Now you see 28 wind turbines lined up across the skyline, stretching to Canada, destroying the land and the view completely. Really sad.

First Wind is based in Boston. However, it does not have any wind farms in Massachusetts. Odd. It is making money at the expense of our state’s most important resource, while selling the power out of state. What is going on here?

First Wind should be stopped before it does any more damage to our beautiful Maine. Many wind farms are located in plains states, where there is maximum wind and less damage to the views and land.

John Dufour


Source:  Bangor Daily News | Posted March 05, 2014 | bangordailynews.com

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