Three Earth First! activists were arrested in Stratton at 1 p.m. as they protested the wind turbine development project on Kibby Mountain.

One was arrested blockading the entrance to the development project while two others were arrested as they blocked a truck carrying a 15-ton turbine blade on Route 27.

The identities of the three arrested protestors were not yet available from the Frankin County Sheriff’s Office.

11:34 a.m.

STRATTON — A national environmental group says eight of its members who blocked the entrance to a western Maine wind power construction site have been escorted offsite and issued warnings.

Maine Earth First! spokeswoman Emily Posner says about 50 people blocked the road to TransCanada’s Kibby Mountain construction site this morning. TransCanada spokeswoman LeAnne LeBlanc says the protest was peaceful and work continues.

TransCanada is building 22 wind turbines on mountains near where it has already built 22 turbines that are producing power. Maine Earth First! says projects like TransCanada’s destroy mountaintops and don’t offset fossil fuel use.

Today’s protest was held a day after the end of Earth First’s annual weeklong international summer gathering in Coplin Plantation.

10:51 a.m.

STRATTON — A group of environmental activists is blocking the entrance to a western Maine wind power construction site.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department had officers at the site where Maine Earth First was blocking access to TransCanada’s Kibby Mountain construction site this morning. Police say there are no reports of problems.

TransCanada is building 22 wind turbines on mountains near where it’s already built 22 turbines that are producing power. Earth First says projects like TransCanada’s threaten to permanently change the face of Maine’s North Woods.

Today’s protest was held as Earth First holds its annual weeklong international summer gathering in Coplin Plantation in the western Maine mountains. About 350 people are attending.