The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has ordered the state Department of Environmental Protection to lower the nighttime sound limit for Patriot Renewables' proposed Saddleback Ridge wind project to 42 decibels, which would bring it in line with a new rule that came into effect in June 19, 2012. The DEP had set the project's nighttime sound limit at 45 decibels, which was the standard before the new rule came into force.

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