AUGUSTA — State regulators have denied a Peru woman’s appeal of an eight-turbine wind farm atop Canton Mountain, giving the go ahead to what would be the fourth wind project in Oxford County.

The Sun Journal reports that in a unanimous ruling Thursday, the Board of Environmental Protection voted to reject Alice McKay Barnett’s administrative appeal on Canton Mountain Wind’s project after it found the applicant had met the department’s standards.

Barnett objected to a ruling allowing the developer to establish and run a toll-free hotline for residents to call in noise-related complaints. She said the hotlines should be run by health professionals.

The state approved the nearly $50 million project in May. The 279-foot-tall towers are projected to create 22.8 megawatts of electricity. The project should be operational in late 2016.

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