THIS IS IMPORTANT---IN FACT, CRITICAL
Nextera petitoning LUPC to expand expedited permitting area. LUPC will consider 12/13. Questions
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All need to be aware of this and hopefully agree that "the line in the sand" needs to be drawn here. There are few more scenic areas in the State of Maine than the drive from Stratton to the Coburn Gore on Rt 27, especially at peak fall foliage. Approval of this application will result in the scenic and physical destruction of 24,000 acres of pristine hills ,forests and views.
Some time ago I succeeded in removing Rangeley Plantation from the expedited wind area but failed on a technicality on Dallas and Sandy River plantations. At a hearing in Bangor the LUPC Commissars(commissioners) would not even allow me to speak. the fix was in.
From Nextera application: "for purposes of convenience , the project can be broken into two sections: the area north of Rt27 in Franklin and Somerset Counties(Moose Wind) which will include approximately 71 turbines in the townships of Skinner, Kibby,T5R6, BKP,WKR and(2) the area south of Rt 27 within franklin County(Alder Stream Wind) which consists of approximately 62 turbines in Chain of Ponds, Seven Ponds and Alder Stream Townships.
This petition must be denied on the basis of scenic character alone. Also the Legislature needs to reauthorize the capability of Townships, plantations and towns to remove themselves from the expedited wind area by citizen petition.
The 44 unit Kibby Mountain unit has already destroyed the views from Bingham/Moscow. Record Hill Wind has ruined the views of The beautiful Swift river valley. Sugarloaf in Dixfield is another to say nothing of the remainder of the State.
Industrial wind opponents need to really need to step up and attend hearings and testify as well as write the Legislature, PUC , Governor , Public Advocate to stop this insanity.
I'll do my part but can not lead any opposition efforts.
Dudley Gray Rangeley Plt.