Something seems to be afoot in Roxbury, ME with a company named RoxWind, LLC associated with attorney John Richardson of Moncure & Barnicle in Topsham and a gubernatorial candidate in 2010, commissioner of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development under Governor John Baldacci between 2007-2009, and a Maine legislator for Brunswick between 1998 through 2006. Richardson also appears to be a member of wind farm builder Native Power LLC, along with Catherine Renault, former Director of the Maine Office of Innovation and science advisor to Governor John Baldacci.
Based on the size of this project some time back, it may qualify as a "Community Wind" project. Great, let's start building on to already intolerable eyesores and ear sores with community wind. I'm guessing they're planning to tie into Angus King's Record Hill wind monstrosity's transmission and they'll probably say that the once pristine land already has turbines so what's a few more? Community wind is potentially death by 1,000 cuts and community wind add-ons may date back to before the main and adjacent project's origination.
Some recent Town of Roxbury Minutes excerpted below indicate things with this project seem to be getting active:
Roxbury agendas: http://roxburymaine.com/meeting_agendas.php
Roxbury minutes: http://roxburymaine.com/meeting_minutes.php
ISO-NE Customer ID's listing RoxWind
Roxwind, LLC ar Bizapedia
The story below is from 10/29/14.
John Richardson was a gubernatorial candidate in 2010, commissioner of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development between 2007-2009, and served as a Maine legislator for Brunswick between 1998 through 2006.....Patton is Native Power's lead technical adviser and a former Northeast development manager for Boston -based wind developer First Wind.......
Let's hope that the battle tested wind fighters of Roxbury and nearby Rumford can give RoxWind hell.