Voter says "yes" on Rumford wind ordinance
To the Editor:
By voting "yes" on the Rumford wind ordinance, you will help protect Rumford citizens from the same fate that has plagued others in Maine living near industrial wind projects and who let the state make their decisions for them. The select board worked hard on this ordinance to ensure protection for the town and its residents while also being mindful of landowner’s rights. They did this while trying to reach a consensus every step of the way.
This vote is not about whether you want industrial wind in Rumford or not. It is about the level of protection and control. If this ordinance fails, the citizens and the Town of Rumford will be left with no control and only the minimum protection allowed by the state.
Please vote "yes" for the Rumford wind ordinance on November 8th.
Peter Buotte, Jr.