BANGOR — The Maine Land Use Regulation Commission has given tentative approval to plans for a 19-turbine wind farm in rural Hancock County, but obstacles remain before a final vote next month.

On Wednesday, LURC officials were mostly satisfied with the proposal from Blue Sky East, a subsidiary of First Wind, the largest developer of wind farms in Maine.

The commission is expected to review oncerns over how the project would affect environmental scenery. But final approval is expected next month.

Blue Sky East wants to build 19 turbines, each 476 feet tall and capable of producing about 1.8 megawatts, of power just east of Eastbrook. The entire project is rated to generate 34.2 megawatts.

The Bangor Daily News says Blue Sky attorney Kelly Boden estimates the $70 million project will benefit the entire state.