by the Associated Press
AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine environmental regulators have given their final go-ahead to a 22-turbine wind farm near Rumford whose principals include former Gov. Angus King.
The $120 million windmill project is to be built on ridgelines of Partridge Peak, Flathead Mountain and Record Hill in Roxbury. It would become Maine’s fourth major wind farm.
The Department of Environmental Protection gave its final approval on Aug. 20. The project includes nearly six miles of access roads.
The principal developers are King, the independent two-term governor from 1995 to 2003, and Robert Gardiner, a former head of the Maine Public Broadcasting Corp. who also directed the Natural Resources Council of Maine.