The Redington Wind Power Project near the Appalachian Trail in Western Maine was proposed recently by Maine Mountain Power and has caused polemic debate among citizens.
Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) announced on July 26th, 2006 support for a modified version of Redington wind power project. NRCM is looking to minimize global warming and pollution, but at the same time preserve our natural landscape.
Maine Mountain Power has a permit that calls for 12 aeolic wind power turbines on Redington Pond Range and 18 turbines on Black Nubble with a total capacity of 90 megawatts.
NRCM however only supports the Black Nubble turbines on the grounds that Redington Pond Range should become a permanent protection as mitigation for the impacts of aeolic turbine development.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)
Redington is above 4,000 feet high and is one of two mountains not currently protected in Main.
NRCM quoted the following:
Strong passions have surfaced in connection with this proposal, and people on both sides of the issue are correct, said NRCM Advocacy Director Pete Didisheim. It is essential that Maine reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, and we also need to protect wild places that make Maine special. We believe that a constructive solution is available that would provide meaningful progress toward both goals.
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