Group appeals permit for western Maine wind project

Posted Nov. 23, 2011, at 2:14 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A group of residents is challenging a state permit allowing construction of the Saddleback Ridge Wind project in western Maine.

Friends of Maine’s Mountains said it has filed an appeal with the state opposing the permit issued by the Department of Environmental Protection.

Patriot Renewables of Boston received a DEP permit to build a dozen wind turbines in Carthage, Dixfield and Canton.

Friends of Maine’s Mountains said the towers would mar the scenery from nearby Mount Blue State Park. The group also has concerns about noise and the process for granting the permit.

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