Wind power fight not over, says activist group

Posted June 23, 2011, at 11:56 a.m.
Last modified June 23, 2011, at 5:42 p.m.

FARMINGTON, Maine — Environmental activists are vowing to continue their opposition to industrial wind power projects in Maine.

A statement by Maine Earth First! followed the Tuesday conviction of two of its associates for their role in a Franklin County demonstration last summer.

Maine Earth First!’s Jessie Dowling says the group feels strongly that industrial wind is a false solution to climate change. The Sun Journal reports members remain committed to defending Maine’s mountain forests as a habitat for rare and endangered species.

On Tuesday a Franklin County Superior Court justice sentenced Erik Gillard of Plainfield, Vt., and Willow Cordes-Eklund of Minneapolis, both 27, to serve 10 days in jail and pay $500 fines.

The two were involved in a protest against a wind project in Kibby Township.

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