Developer gets pass on Maine town's freeze on wind projects

08/2/2011 | Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

Officials in Frankfort, Maine, allowed wind-energy developer Eolian Renewable Energy to continue on-site testing on Mount Waldo despite the town's six-month moratorium on wind projects, according to documents. Eolian's "scientific studies" are not part of the issues that the moratorium is designed to address, the company argued. "If we were going to build four 400-foot-tall towers up there, that has the potential to present risks. We understand that component of [the moratorium]. But the part that stops any testing is completely unreasonable," CEO Jack Kenworthy said.

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