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Kathy Sherman commented on Richard Harris's blog post Kingsbury Wind
"I have been looking at cases lost and Amherst Island in Ontario is a big one. The people along the coast lost and the raptors and migrant birds that stop on this gateway lost, but Ontario Ministry of Environment seemed to care a great deal about the…"
1 hour ago
Kathy Sherman commented on Pineo Girl's blog post PATRICIA AHO LEAVING DEP
"Except for Vinalhaven/Fox Island Wind which NO ONE who should care about noise impacts upon themselves or wildlife should forget. I have been impressed with more recent integrity, but not with the blunt admission that she has no idea what numbers of…"
1 hour ago
Dan Remian posted a blog post

"Killing Maine" Interviews TV and Radio

A bit late but I just received a schedule of interviews for Mike Bond and his new book, "Killing Maine", that quite accurately describes what most of us have been exposed to with the corrupt wind industry and Legislators in Augusta.The Howie Carr Show will feature "Killing Maine" this Friday at 6pm.  I know WGAN and WVOM carry Howie.Since Howie's Show covers most of New England and is national, It would be helpful if many of us would call in an express our frustration and experience with this…See More
4 hours ago
Monique Aniel Thurston commented on Pineo Girl's blog post OBAMA RENAMES MT. MCKINLEY DENALI
" I would urge folks to post only material relevant to wind power , because it is in that spirit that the CTFWP was created  in November 2009. The first organisational meeting was a tour de force of bringing people of all persuasions to…"
5 hours ago
Eskutassis commented on Pineo Girl's blog post PATRICIA AHO LEAVING DEP
"Yes, but she might have some clout with Senator Collins."
6 hours ago
Tom Stacy commented on Pineo Girl's blog post OBAMA RENAMES MT. MCKINLEY DENALI
"Ellin - Well, you know we are a bit topographically challenged here in Ohio. . .  Kind of a Napoleon complex, I guess.  Coincidentally I live near the highest point in Ohio, which we recently renamed Mt. Palin..."
6 hours ago
Mike DiCenso commented on Richard Harris's blog post Kingsbury Wind
"And a million lbs. of C02 just for the  cement in each turbine pad. Whoever said turbines are green must have been kidding. I wish Earth First was a stronger presence in Maine. We need env. groups who are more than in name only."
6 hours ago
Mollie Straub commented on Pineo Girl's blog post OBAMA RENAMES MT. MCKINLEY DENALI
"Political posts such as this do nothing to further our cause.  They merely alienate and separate us."
7 hours ago
Pineo Girl commented on Pineo Girl's blog post OBAMA RENAMES MT. MCKINLEY DENALI
"Wow! That is quite surprising news!!!  Actually, the rights of Mainers have been completely ignored by Washington, especially when it comes to natural resources and agencies like FERC! Just who was doing the asking?  Maybe this decision…"
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Ellin Beltz commented on Pineo Girl's blog post OBAMA RENAMES MT. MCKINLEY DENALI
"Yup, I want to puke, that's for sure.  But I want to puke because of this post, not the renaming. I read loud demands here for state's rights for Maine, but I don't see that the same state's rights are being granted to the…"
8 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eskutassis's blog post Another Government Energy Official falls into a lucrative job at one of the big companies (Sun Edison). Imagine THAT!
"Judging by the fact there has been no comments on the article, this is expected behavior in Mass. "
9 hours ago
Paula D Kelso commented on Pineo Girl's blog post OBAMA JEOPARDIZES NATIONAL SECURITY FOR "CLIMATE CHANGE"
"Unconsionable. Took me 3 tries to sign in I'm so hyperventilating. When is this going to end? To what lengths will Iberdrola and Ibama go? Is nothing out of bounds to their greed and hubris?"
14 hours ago
Jim Wiegand posted a blog post

AWEA’s Eagle Mortality Defense: A Response

By Jim Wiegand -- August 31, 2015“Wind projects are the number one source of golden eagle fatalities, mortally wounded eagles, and eagle carcasses found in the regions of wind farms. It is very telling that Mr. Anderson would compare this regional slaughter to every other source of human-related eagle mortality on a planet occupied by 7 billion people.”In the weekend Wall Street Journal, John Anderson of the American Wind Energy Association wrote a deceitful rebuttal to Robert Bryce’s August…See More
15 hours ago
Pineo Girl commented on Eskutassis's blog post SAY WHAT? Solar advocates see bright opportunity in northern Maine
"I am also a solar user and I love it - My WiFi is working right now using solar energy! Any amount of time I don't need to use the "Arab" as we call our generator is a good thing!! For those who want to make the investment in the…"
16 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eskutassis's blog post SAY WHAT? Solar advocates see bright opportunity in northern Maine
"1 The average home in Maine, uses 31 kWh per day (Government statistics to justify the need for more energy production from renewables) 2 Is the photo of the lower efficiency Array, or the newer more expensive 43% efficient more expensive units (at…"
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"Killing Maine" Interviews TV and Radio

Posted by Dan Remian on August 31, 2015 at 11:12pm

BINGHAM WIND PROJECT UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Posted by Pineo Girl on August 31, 2015 at 7:11pm — 1 Comment

PATRICIA AHO LEAVING DEP

Posted by Pineo Girl on August 31, 2015 at 6:27pm — 2 Comments

OBAMA RENAMES MT. MCKINLEY DENALI

Posted by Pineo Girl on August 31, 2015 at 6:22pm — 5 Comments

AWEA’s Eagle Mortality Defense: A Response

Posted by Jim Wiegand on August 31, 2015 at 12:37pm

Keeping the lights on

Posted by Eskutassis on August 30, 2015 at 7:54pm

Kingsbury Wind

Posted by Richard Harris on August 30, 2015 at 3:55pm — 3 Comments

JUNKET PLANNED TO EXPLORE CLEAN ENERGY IN DENMARK

Posted by Pineo Girl on August 30, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Energy Delusions

Posted by Eskutassis on August 30, 2015 at 12:05am — 2 Comments

Here is a good use for a wind turbine!

Posted by Eskutassis on August 29, 2015 at 6:32pm — 3 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 2 Replies

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 Robert Goldman Jun 4.

An update on North America's eagle slaughter by wind turbines

This fraudulent industry has voluntary regulations. With these voluntary regulations this fraudulent industry has reported very little of its eagle mortality. Yet since 1997 and including 2014 numbers about 31,000 eagle carcasses have been shipped…Continue

Started by Jim Wiegand Nov 28, 2014.

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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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