Highland Plantation is targeted for a grid-scale, 48-turbine, wind energy development. This proposal, put forth by Highland LLC, is of mammoth proportions and will change the area's way of life. We have quiet, clean water, animals, birds and fish, and I feel that we may lose all of that if the turbine development comes here.
Our ecomony depends on tourists who come to Maine to experience life the way it should be. Our culture depends on the land. The native animals depend on land that is unspoiled by development; and we have a sky free of man-made lights.
That is all going to change unless our voices are heard in Augusta. I am asking for the help of my fellow Mainers.
If I thought these turbines were the answer to our energy problems, I would learn to except them, but after listening and reading up, I'm not convinced that they are. I don't think enough Maine people know the facts, but I hope that, by raising awareness, they soon will.
Much much more needs to be learned about these projects before it is too late for Maine, where life is as it should be.
I beg the public to help the communities surrounding Highland Plantation save their mountains and their way of life.
Paula Huff, Lexington Township