Company drops wind power application in Maine

The Associated Press
Posted May 03, 2011, at 8:34 a.m.

HIGHLAND PLANTATION, Maine — A wind power developer has withdrawn — for the time being — an application for a 117-megawatt wind farm in Highland Plantation, Maine.

Highland Wind, which informed the Land Use Regulation Commission on Monday, said it intends to resubmit its plan at a later date. Former Maine Gov. Angus King, one of the project partners, said more time is needed to address concerns about the proposal.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has expressed concerns about the project’s impact on two rare species, the northern bog lemming and Roaring Brook mayfly, as well as other species such as spring salamanders, bats and birds.

The original proposal was submitted on Dec. 29, 2010. King said the goal is to take a few more months “to get it right.”

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