BDN: First Wind Pushing for 600' Tall Turbine Allowances
1. That's about 10% higher than the Washington Monument
2. Our # 1 industry, tourism, relies on people fleeing the views of skyscrapers
The company wants to amend its Maine DEP permit for the Hancock Wind project so it has the option to erect 574-foot-tall turbines...on Spectacle Pond and Schoppe ridges in Township 22...another First Wind subsidiary, is looking at possible sites in Eastbrook, he said, and has approached the town about increasing its turbine height limit to 600 feet...
Two people who own property in the vicinity of the project site filed appeals against the Maine DEP, but those appeals were dismissed last December by the Board of Environmental Protection.
No one spoke for or against the proposed amendment at the hearing Thursday, but comments still can be submitted to Maine DEP via email firstname.lastname@example.org, according to DEP project manager Maria Eggett. Comments also can be mailed to Maria Eggett, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, 106 Hogan Road, Suite 6, Bangor, Maine 04401.