PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CITIZENS TASK FORCE ON WIND POWER
Public Advocate Eric Bryant moves for dismissal with prejudice in the matter of petitioners Bangor Hydro Electric and Maine Public Service.
The CTFWP is applauding the motion filed by the Public Advocate Eric Bryant to recommend to the Commission dismissal of the case and sanctions against the petitioners, due to numerous violations of the Commissions Rules of Procedure.
"We are pleased that the Public Advocate recognizes that the petitioners attempts to circumvent procedures intended to insure the integrity of the process cannot be tolerated and undermines public confidence in the PUC," said Monique Aniel, co-chair of the Citizens Task Force on Wind Power.
This is not the first time First Wind has tried to change the deal at the last minute when confronted with the possibility of an adverse regulatory decision. Over the objections of many interested parties, LURC granted First Wind's request to revise their Bowers Wind project, even though, as in this case, the record was closed and staff had recommended denial of the application", said Steve Thurston, co chair of the CTFWP."
To read the Public Advocates motion click here.