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Mike DiCenso commented on Long Islander's blog post Call to Action - Public Comment For the Eagles
"Ditto!!"
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Jim Wiegand commented on Long Islander's blog post Call to Action - Public Comment For the Eagles
"The wind industry's 30 year eagle killing permit would be such a travesty if passed.  But there is bright side to all. The industry is desperate and this latest slimy move may have finally crossed an important line with the public.  I…"
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Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Call to Action - Public Comment For the Eagles
"DONE!!!!!!!!!"
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Jim Wiegand commented on Long Islander's blog post Call to Action - Public Comment For the Eagles
"No industry on this planet comes close to slaughtering eagles like the wind industry does.  The public hasn't heard about it because the Interior Department is withholding the cause of death to at least 28,600 eagles sent to the National…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Call to Action - Public Comment For the Eagles
"Done."
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‘Charting Maine’s Future’ urges the state to move forward in a way that reinforces our heritage

I recently read, in this newspaper, yet another lament about Mainers not supporting economic growth and being against everything. It is true that Maine people have opposed a lot of things that might have added jobs. The list is long and stretches everywhere from the Dickey-Lincoln Dam to nuclear power, casinos, road widenings, wind turbines, tar sands and public squares.Some people, particularly those who think the economy trumps everything, tend to lump all of this opposition into this…See More
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Martha thacker commented on alice mckay barnett's blog post complaint hot line should be in hands of local health officials
"Alice Barnett ...appreciate your mind. Thank you for your innovative ideas. ..we can all say, "Why didn't I think of that ?""
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mm domach is now a member of Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine
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Penny Gray commented on alice mckay barnett's blog post complaint hot line should be in hands of local health officials
"wow, that's awesome coverage by the SunJournal and Alice Barnett has more sand than the Sahara Desert.  You rock, Alice!  We'll get the comments in before the deadline.  I can't understand why the wind developer was…"
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Jim Lutz commented on Long Islander's blog post Jack Gagnon: We are not NIMBYS, “conspiracy theorists and climate change deniers”
"Good article Jack; I have tried to say fpr years that it is not environmental, green or any other reason they are being built, but rather economic. The economics put all that upfront governmnent money in the pockets of the developers before one…"
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alice mckay barnett posted a blog post
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Mike DiCenso commented on Long Islander's blog post Jack Gagnon: We are not NIMBYS, “conspiracy theorists and climate change deniers”
"Great letter Jack. These rags should know better than to believe wind propagandists."
Monday
Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post Jack Gagnon: We are not NIMBYS, “conspiracy theorists and climate change deniers”
"Buzz words..if having a turbine close by kills birds, runs off wild life , destroys the value of property and human life, what is wrong with saying not in my back yard? It is common sense.  According to Webster..a conspiracy theory is a…"
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Paul R. Kenyon commented on Long Islander's blog post Jack Gagnon: We are not NIMBYS, “conspiracy theorists and climate change deniers”
"Jack, a quick note: keep in mind that the NIMBY charge is an attempt made by a self-selected elite to deny others their rights of free speech. Paul"
Monday
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Jack Gagnon: We are not NIMBYS, “conspiracy theorists and climate change deniers”
"The wind industry disparages those protecting themselves and opposing the lunacy because they believe this to be effective. This tactic is right out of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals", specifically rule # 5. •RULE 1:…"
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Eolian Wind Project Collapses

Posted by Long Islander on July 25, 2014 at 9:00pm

Keep Out the Wind Developers!

Posted by Brad Blake on July 19, 2014 at 12:32am — 4 Comments


NRCM's CO2 - From A Different Point of View The PDF document at the following link put NRCM's own published CO2 information into the perspective of the Maine woods and shows the terrible tradeoff that is industrial wind in Maine.  

Putting Maine's Wind Power Goals into Proper Perspective

 

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The voice of 28,600 dead eagles

The wind industry is currently asking for 30 year eagle killing permits. It is long overdue that the public took notice to the Putin style politics taking place with the Interior Department and the wind industry. Most of the public is not aware…Continue

Started by Jim Wiegand Jul 26.

Bingham Wind Decision Delayed to 2014 3 Replies

I have been informed that the DEP is delaying its decision on whether to permit First Wind's proposed 62+ turbine "Bingham Wind" project until early 2014.I was under the impression that the Maine Wind Energy Act required projects within the…Continue

Started by hillary. Last reply by Karen Bessey Pease Dec 29, 2013.

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    Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT (excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010  http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?"  http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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