Residents oppose wind turbine project in Maine

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ROCKWOOD, Maine (AP) — Residents of a Maine village packed a community meeting to say proposed wind farms would destroy their community.

The meeting was held in Rockwood Wednesday over a new plan to add wind turbines in the Moosehead Lake region. The Morning Sentinel reports the proposal is part of a series of energy projects in New England to help them meet the states' clean energy goals and fight climate change.

The project was proposed by NRG Energy, a large renewable energy producer.

Residents say they fear the 500-foot tall turbines would adversely affect the aviation on the lake, and may hurt tourism in the region.

David Gaier, the NRG East Region senior director, said Monday that the Somerset Wind project is still in its infancy.

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