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Industrial Wind in Your Community

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An advocate for citizen participation in public processes will be the second speaker Wednesday in a series of three community discussions on the large-scale wind energy development planned for the Bold Coast region.

The two presentations at the Cobscook Community Learning Center, both at 5:30 p.m., are scheduled for Wednesday, July 23, and Wednesday, July 30.

Alan Michka of Lexington Township in western Maine will talk on July 23 about his group’s work for encouraging community response to pressing local issues.

The first presenter in the meeting series was Bob Judd, Lubec resident and renewable energy consultant. Judd’s talk on July 16 was “Large-Scale Wind Energy Development in Downeast Coastal Communities: A Look at Atlantic Wind’s Activities.” More than 40 people turned out for the discussion.

Atlantic Wind, an industrial-scale wind power developer, has leased as much as 16 percent of land in Trescott since July 2010, with the intention of building wind towers within Washington County’s Bold Coast.

The meetings are being coordinated by members of the Bold Coast Community, a local group of Unorganized Territory residents. They are seeking input from residents of Whiting, Trescott, Cutler, Lubec, Edmunds and beyond.

The speaker for the third meeting on July 30 is Gary Campbell of the Partnership for the Preservation of the Downeast Lakes Watershed. For more information, please email info@boldcoastcommunities.org.