- Associated Press - Thursday, April 3, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is appealing last month’s ruling by a judge who determined that agency Commissioner Patricia Aho erred in her decision involving noise complaints about a Vinalhaven wind farm.

In a March 10 ruling, the Superior Court judge nullified a decision Aho made in June 2011 that appeared to benefit wind farm owner Fox Island Wind. Instead of requiring detailed monitoring of complaints, Aho’s decision allowed the company to address only specific conditions on one night when a noise violation occurred.

In an appeal filed with Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court and provided to the Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/1gqbeT7 ) on Wednesday, the state challenges the judge’s decision on several points, including whether the agency action was even subject to judicial review and whether third parties can challenge enforcement action.


Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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