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MATC's policy recognizes the need to develop Wind Power however, this need must be balanced against the scenic, natural and recreational resources of the AT in Maine. Careful siting is crucial. The 'expedited Wind Power' Act of 2008 set a goal of 2,000 MW of installed wind power capacity by 2015. It is unlikely that this goal will be met but wind power projects have certainly increased during the past 5 years and Maine has become the center of wind energy production in New England. We also have over 6 years of experience under this law (passed as emergency legislation) and have a better handle on how the siting of wind projects has affected the Appalachian Trail and Maine's scenic landscapes. Is it time to recalibrate the Wind Power Act to better balance wind power development with protection of Maine's AT?