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According to the office of Gov. John Baldacci, D-Maine, the 16 members of the Maine Governor's Task Force on Wind Power Development in Maine have been selected.

The task force, which was created by executive order in May, will review the regulations that affect the development of wind power projects in the state and recommend any changes that would assure that Maine has a balanced, efficient and appropriate regulatory framework for evaluating proposed projects.

In addition, the task force will monitor advances in wind power technology, identify benefits and incentives that might be available to communities considering wind power projects, help developers find the most appropriate locations for their projects, and propose goals for wind power in Maine for 2010 and 2020, the governor's office says.

Panels of wind power developers, landowners, residents living near wind projects and utility experts will advise the task force throughout its deliberations.

Task Force members are State Sen. Phil Bartlett; Juliet Browne of Verrill Dana; Pete Didisheim, Natural Resources Council of Maine; Judy Dorsey; State Rep. Stacey Fitts; State Sen. Walter Gooley; Jody Jones of the Maine Audubon Society; John Kerry, director of the Office of Energy Independence and Security; Kathleen Leyden, State Planning Office; David Littell, commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection; State Rep. W. Bruce MacDonald; Milton McBreairty, IBEW Local Union 567; Pat McGowan, commissioner of the Department of Conservation; Steve Timpano, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; and David Wilby, Independent Energy Producers of Maine. The group will be chaired by Alec Giffen, director of the Maine Forest Service.


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