In May, Highland residents held a press conference asking Independence Wind of Brunswick to abandon its wind development plans for the five mountains in Highland Plantation.

On Nov. 17, the people from my communities presented petitions to Gov. Paul LePage, showing that the majority of residents in Highland, Concord and Lexington do not want industrial wind developments built here.

I live with my husband and children in Highland Plantation.

We’ve been asking Angus King and Rob Gardiner to abandon their plans to put an industrial wind facility on the Highland Mountains for more than two years.

The residents don’t want it.

The Maine Appalachian Trail Club doesn’t want it.

The Arnold Expedition Historical Society opposes it.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy disagrees with Highland Wind’s plans.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says the wind turbine facility is a very bad idea.

What more must be done to convince these developers to leave?

We hope this will be enough.

We hope that, added to all the other opponents and the convincing arguments of the other parties, that the will of the majority of the residents in Highland Plantation is sufficient to persuade these developers to ditch their plans.

If this isn’t enough, what will be? In a free society, doesn’t the voice of the majority rule?

Heidi Emery

Highland Plantation

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