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Opponents to Franklin County Wind Farm Project File Appeal 

Catherine Pegram

A group opposed to a wind power project in Franklin County is appealing the state approval of the plans to Maine’s highest court. Friends of the Boundary Mountains filed a petition with the Maine Supreme Judical Court to review a decision by the Land Use Regulation Commission. LURC gave the go-ahead earlier this month to the TransCanada company to built 11 wind turbines on Sisk Mountain. It’s an expansion of the company’s current farm on Kibby Mountain. LURC approved the plans after rejecting TransCanada’s first proposal.Opponents say LURC wouldn’t allow them to question changes in the plan and that the amended project didn’t receive the same scrutiny as the original. They say the adapted project still threatens the mountain’s environment.