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Maine House backs environmental exemption to allow wind terminal on Sears Island

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2024
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The Maine House of Representatives on Wednesday backed legislation exempting sand dunes on Sears Island from environmental rules to authorize the state to grant a permit to build an offshore wind terminal. By voting 77-65, the House reversed itself eight days after voting 80-65 to reject the legislation. A dozen lawmakers switched sides and yielded to Gov. Janet Mills on a key energy policy priority: putting Maine on the path of becoming an East Coast player in the generation of wind power from the Atlantic Ocean. The Senate approved the...

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