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Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Wind Power Transmission Proposals in Maine
"http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/24/solar-energy-black-caucus_n_6039290.html This post shows who is the opposition to a true form of renewable energy. Solar. Although there has to be a cheaper form of storage than our US batteries and the…"
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Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court has allowed a 14-turbine wind farm on Passadumkeag Mountain
"The BEP hearing on the Passadumkeag appeal was one of the worst abuses of power I have ever witnessed.  The way BEP members, particularly Eastler, were prosecutor, judge, jury, and verbal lynch mob was astounding.  If only the Law Court…"
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Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court has allowed a 14-turbine wind farm on Passadumkeag Mountain
"Wish the reporters for ME newspapers were as open minded as Karen Pease. Her comment on this article was outstanding."
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Weather Channel Co-Founder: Climate change PROVED to be 'nothing but a lie'

THE debate about climate change is finished - because it has been categorically proved NOT to exist, one of the world's leading meteorologists has claimed.By: Jason TaylorPublished: Wed, October 22, 2014John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, shocked academics by insisting the theory of man-made climate change was no longer scientifically credible. Instead, what 'little evidence' there is for rising…See More
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Long Islander commented on Long Islander's blog post Transmission Lines are Good????? (Yale)
" Angus King and his shell company financial partner Bayroot (The Yale Endowment) driving this greenwashing?"
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Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post Transmission Lines are Good????? (Yale)
"I posted this comment:Be prepared for huge increases in transmission lines as hundreds of sprawling, wasteful, environment damaging wind power sites are developed hundreds, even thousands, of miles away from regions that consume vast amounts of…"
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Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post Transmission Lines are Good????? (Yale)
"Any old excuse will do for the corporations and environmental groups."
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BDN - Wind Power Transmission Proposals in Maine

Posted by Long Islander on October 23, 2014 at 6:27pm — 1 Comment

Transmission Lines are Good????? (Yale)

Posted by Long Islander on October 17, 2014 at 2:20pm — 3 Comments

Foes challenge Bingham wind plant go-ahead

Posted by Long Islander on October 11, 2014 at 2:00am


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 1 Reply

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. Last reply by Jim Wiegand Aug 16.

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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