Selectmen hear opposing viewpoints on wind project; Fishermen concerned project will harm industry #ME

By National Wind Watch A New Harbor fisherman put his and about 50 others’ opposition to a proposed wind power pilot program in Boothbay pretty succinctly during the Feb. 28 selectmen’s meeting: “We have nothing to gain and everything to lose.” Michael Dawson was one of four Midcoast fishermen who voiced their opposition to a University of Maine-led consortium of 19 other private and public partners interested in developing an experimental off-shore wind farm near Monhegan Island. Maine Aqua Ventus is the consortium which . . .

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