News : Rejected Once, Regulators Decide Whether to Again Consider Antrim Wind Farm

Jul 6, 2015

Originally published on NHPR.

By Sam Evans-Brown

A wind farm that was rejected by a state panel in 2013 is asking for a re-hearing.

Antrim Wind is asking state regulators this week to take ultimate authority over whether the wind-farm gets built. Portsmouth-based Eolian Renewable Energy it has eliminated one turbine and shrunk a second from its initial 10-turbine proposal, and the new project is different enough that it should get a second hearing before the state.

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While the local board of selectman is in favor of the wind farm, the project faces from opposition from abutters and New Hampshire Audubon, which owns the Willard Pond Sanctuary.

The chair of the Antrim board of selectmen, Gordon Webber – who favors the proposal – says the changes were made to address concerns over visual impact that led the state’s Site Evaluation Committee to reject the project.

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