Protest of wind farm leads to arrests in Maine

Police in Maine have made several arrests as 30 to 40 people protested a 40-turbine wind power project under construction in Lincoln and neighboring towns.

Lincoln law enforcement authorities began making arrests Monday when some refused to leave a road where they were blocking trucks headed to the construction site.

Jonathan Carter from the Maine Forest Ecology Network told The Associated Press he witnessed four arrests, including an 82-year-old man who’s a member of Friends of Lincoln Lakes.

Other news organizations had different numbers.

Work began last month on the $130 million wind farm that’s being built on ridgelines in Lincoln, Winn, Burlington and Lee. Altogether, the turbines will produce 60 megawatts of power.

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