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BOWERS PROJECT DEFEATED!!

AN EPIC FAIL FOR FIRST WIND

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court issued its decision denying Champlain Wind LLC's appeal concerning a permit for its Bowers Wind Project in Carroll Plt and Kossuth Twp. Champlain Wind is a subsidiary of Maine's largest wind developer, First Wind. The decision marks the end of a six year process of hearings and appeals which pitted the wind developer against local residents, professional guides, traditional sporting camp owners and loyal visitors to Maine's famed Downeast Lakes Region. Spearheading the opposition was the Partnership for the Preservation of the Downeast Lakes Watershed (PPDLW).

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Falmouth Massachusetts 5 Doctors Put Wind Turbine Finances Above Health For Political Agenda

Falmouth Wind Turbine Medical Malpractice ?Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured by a medical professional while undergoing treatment. Massachusetts malpractice law explains what constitutes a legitimate medical malpractice claim in the state. Five Falmouth doctors have diagnosed the residents living around the wind…See More
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Falmouth Massachusetts Warned Three Times By Vestas Turbines Too Loud Exceed IEC Noise Standards

Falmouth Warned Three Times By Vestas Before 2012 Installation Of Falmouth Wind II -Feb 2012- Turbines Exceed IEC StandardsSubject: Falmouth Wind Turbine Document IEC 61400-11 Template- Noise Impact Assessment…See More
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Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine PUC Commish: Don't Be Naive About Potential of Maine Offshore Wind (PPH)
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"This is one horrible way to minimize the effectiveness of the PUC! The Public advocate has historically been nothing more than a Democrat shill!  Remember the reason why public utilities are regulated is because they are monopolistic!"
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Eskutassis commented on Frank Haggerty's blog post Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick Aka Sally Reynolds The Wind Turbine Health Disaster Governor
"Deval Patrick was an Obama clone, BFF, communist trained leader who never passed up a way to usurp the power from the people and give it to the elite.  This is positively Alinsky governing behavior, and I hope those in The Pepoles Republic of…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post George Smith: Bring on the Wind Power in Maine
"Interestingly, George testified against open pit mining in Maine while holding a hand carved brook trout and concluded his testimony with these words:  "Tourism is our biggest economic driver, and I don’t have to tell you that no one…"
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Dudley G. Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post George Smith: Bring on the Wind Power in Maine
"I've been saying this for years but now I will reiterate my points. The subsidies,tax credits etc only enrich the developers. Don't expect a corporation to take a moral position as it it is always in their interest to maximize profit. That…"
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Whetstone_Willy commented on Long Islander's blog post George Smith: Bring on the Wind Power in Maine
"If you read this article carefully, I believe what Smith is doing is: 1. Owning up to the fact that electricity production accounts for very little of Maine's CO2 production. (The number is actually only 8.9% meaning that if we ever got wind to…"
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"No, That's diesel.  Damned hypocrite.  Just cause he has money stolen from us.  Shameful!"
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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick Aka Sally Reynolds The Wind Turbine Health Disaster Governor

Gov. Deval Patrick Aka Sally Reynolds : Wind Turbine Health Disaster Governorhttp://patch.com/massachusetts/falmouth/gov-deval-patrick-aka-sally-reynolds-wind-turbine-health-disaster-governorGov. Deval Patrick Aka Sally Reynolds : Wind Turbine Health Disaster GovernorGov Deval Patrick aka (…See More
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"  Falmouth Wind Turbines - Milgram Experiment -Residents Obey Authority To Torture http://patch.com/massachusetts/falmouth/falmouth-wind-turbines-milgram-experiment-residents-obey-authority-torture How Ordinary Falmouth Citizens Support Turbine…"
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LD 901 Hearing Just Started (2:15PM Thu 3/23/17)

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NEW WIND POWER SITE APPEARS

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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

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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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