Camden's Town Hall was filled to overflowing Tuesday night as members of the newly-formed Friends of Ragged Mountain turned out in force to show and express the widespread displeasure and opposition that a proposal to site windmills on one of the Camden Hills is getting from area residents.
Listen to the speakers at links below
The more than four dozen local windfarm opponents waited patiently for two hours of other municipal business before they came up on the agenda. But beginning with presentations by Friends' spokespersons Dorie Klein and Dana Strout, a long line of people spoke up challenging the validity of the process that had led up to the present situation, where the town of Camden was being pressured by persons or companies unknown to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a windpower feasibility study, that while it might lead to small reductions in energy costs, would certainly lead to logging bulldozing and blasting of the natural mountain environment.
Selectboard members responded, sometimes defending actions taken to date, mostly responding favorably as the residents made their cases. At one point Klein asked the members of her group to stand: 49 people did so: half of them in this photo: