Environmental group: 3 arrested after blocking entrance to Maine wind power site in protestBy AP
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Protest at Maine wind power site yields 3 arrests
STRATTON, Maine — A national environmental group says three of its members who blocked the entrance to a western Maine wind power construction site have been arrested.
Maine Earth First spokeswoman Emily Posner says one woman who was arrested attached herself to a truck hauling a windmill blade. The two others arrested were among about 50 people who blocked the road to TransCanada’s Kibby Mountain construction site Tuesday morning.
TransCanada spokeswoman LeAnne LeBlanc says work continues at the site.
TransCanada is building 22 wind turbines on mountains near where it where it’s already built 22 turbines that are producing power. Maine Earth First says projects like TransCanada’s destroy mountaintops and don’t offset fossil fuel use.
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