New Hampshire's Site Evaluation Committee voted 6-3 to deny a permit to Eolian Energy's proposed Antrim wind project. It is the first time that state regulators have rejected a wind project. The 30-megawatt project would have placed turbines on a ridgetop overlooking a wildlife sanctuary, but a legal counsel for the committee said the sanctuary was just one factor in the committee's decision. The ruling "was based on the region in general and the primarily visual impact that these particular turbines would have there," the legal counsel said.
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