Offshore wind test project “dead in the water” if bill passes #ME

By National Wind Watch Monhegan residents are preparing for a heated showdown in Augusta next week over a contentious bill that would effectively cancel a proposed offshore wind test project to be sited approximately 2.5 miles to the south of the island. The bill 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. But while supporters say the bill would protect Monhegan’s scenic views, opponents say it . . .

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