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Conservation group sues Maine governor over wind power moratorium

An environmental advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Maine’s Republican Governor Paul LePage, arguing that his recent executive order placing a moratorium on wind turbine permits is unconstitutional.

Filed on Tuesday in state court in Cumberland County, the lawsuit by the Boston-based Conservation Law Foundation said the moratorium violates the state constitution’s separation of powers clause because the governor is thwarting the state legislature’s efforts to encourage wind energy.

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