10/25/11 - First Wind sponsors International Appalachian Trail as it plans to despoil the views from the trail
This may have been in place for awhile, but we just stumbled upon it today - a First Wind Sponsorship of the International Appalachian Trail (IAT).
Your taxpayer dollars hard at work garnering good will for Appalachian mountaintop carver First Wind. Note the photo at the top featuring Katahdin, where the AT ends and the IAT starts. It's probably taken from the Stacyville area which is already in First Wind's sights for a wind factory to feed its proposed 59 mile transmission line from Oakfield to Chester. There's talk of a national park here. I wonder if they realize it could be fenced in by 475' flashing turbines.
According to the IAT's website, the trail "celebrates the grandeur of our common landscape".
As you can see from the partial screen grab of the IAT map below, the trail runs right through First Wind's Mars Hill wind factory, a facility that has been destroying the tranquility, washing out the night sky and tormenting residents for years.
Here's an example of what First Wind did to Mars Hill in building their wind factory in the previously serene and God sculpted countryside:
Here's where some of the people tortured by First Wind at Mars Hill live:
Following is a closeup of Katahdin from the IAT website, again, likely taken in Stacyville, a First Wind target that already has at least one First Wind met tower. Majestic views of a western-like rugged mountain range are extraordinarily rare in the eastern U.S. Katahdin is such an extraordinary mountain that it's the end of the AT and the start of the IAT. Yet the Katahdin country in the photo below is in First Wind's sights and the IAT takes their money.
(Near site of possible future First Wind Stacyville Wind Subsidy Plantation)
What the Heck is This?
Mount Chase Section of the IAT to be Befouled as Well?
In Maine, the IAT/SIA connects with the terminus of the AT at Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park, then heads northeast in the direction of Mount Chase and continues on north to Mars Hill Mountain in Maine’s Aroostook County. It follows the United States and Canadian international borders northward to Fort Fairfield and crosses into Perth-Andover, New Brunswick.
Well that's nice, because the following First Wind met tower application is very near Mount Chase. Why just spoil one area when you can spoil the entire area - including views from Katahdin as well as summits such as Deasey Mountain which are inside the area proposed for a National Park.
DP-4912 T 6 R 6 WELS - PE King Pine Wind Llc Resource analysis/surveying, Other 8/30/2011
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