Maine agency advises wind farm rejection

Maine environmental regulators are recommending rejection of an application to build a 14-turbine wind farm on Passadumkeag Mountain in Penobscot County. The Department of Environmental Protection’s recommendation Thursday goes to Patricia Aho, the department’s commissioner. In reaching its decision, the department’s staff said the proposed windmills would disrupt a ‘‘one-of-a-kind’’ view from Saponac Pond. The project was proposed by Quantum Utility Generation, an alternative energy company based in Houston. The Bangor Daily News said Quantum’s application showed that most of the turbines would be visible from 97 percent of Saponac Pond.

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