Monhegan residents weigh in on wind bill #ME

By National Wind Watch Monhegan residents, fishermen and environmental groups packed a committee room in Augusta Tuesday to testify on a bill that would cancel the University of Maine’s proposed 12-megawatt floating offshore wind project sited about 3 miles from Monhegan. LD 1262, sponsored by Sen. Dana Dow (R-Lincoln Cty.), would prohibit the placement of wind turbines within 10 nautical miles of the Monhegan Lobster Conservation Area. Since 2009, Maine Aqua Ventus (MAV) – a consortium of private and public entities led by the University . . .

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