4 wind protesters go on trial in Farmington

Posted June 20, 2011, at 5:29 a.m.

FARMINGTON, Maine — Four members of the Earth First! environmental group are going on trial for blocking the entrance to a western Maine wind power construction site.

The Sun Journal says the four people charged with trespassing last July are scheduled to go on trial Monday in Franklin County Superior Court in Farmington.

The four were part of a larger demonstration where several dozen gathered in protest of TransCanada’s construction of 22 wind turbines on the ridge of Kibby Mountain.

The demonstration was held the day before the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission met in Bangor to deliberate another TransCanada proposal to build 15 more turbines on a nearby mountain.