“It’s important that we embrace new technology, but we cannot subsidize special interest groups and harm Maine’s viewscape, just to benefit the profits of a few.”
Mills said she strongly supports wind energy in Maine and wouldn’t extend LePage’s ban on new development.
Caron would “proceed more cautiously” on land-based wind. “Fast-tracking wind projects is a mistake. When considering land-based wind, we need to consider both the positive and the negative impacts of projects, such as the visual impact on Maine’s landscape.”
Hayes said she wouldn’t extend LePage’s wind energy ban. She added: “Some policies of the LePage administration have discouraged investment in alternative energy sources, including wind.