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Wind industry sues LePage over halting of new permits

February 26, 2018

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Another group has filed a lawsuit against Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s moratorium on new wind power projects, saying the executive order is unconstitutional.

The Portland Press Herald reports the Maine Renewable Energy Association this month filed the lawsuit in Kennebec County Superior Court saying the governor lacks the executive authority to decide which industries can get regulatory review. The group is seeking a judge to nullify the governor’s moratorium on new wind power permits.

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