GRAND FALLS TOWNSHIP — Maine environmental regulators are recommending rejection of application to build a 14-turbine wind farm on Passadumkeag Mountain in Penobscot County.

The Department of Environmental Protection’s recommendation Thursday goes to DEP Commissioner Patricia Aho. In reaching its decision, the DEP staff said the proposed windmills would disrupt a “one-of-a-kind” view from Saponac Pond. The project was proposed by Quantum Utility Generation, an alternative energy company based in Houston.

The Bangor Daily News says Quantum’s application showed that most of the turbines would be visible from 97 percent of Saponac Pond. The DEP said the company “has not made adequate provision for fitting the generating facility portion of the development harmoniously into the existing natural environment.”


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