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Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind energy ordinance vote controversial in Frankfort
"Eolian is the worst of the worst. They have yet to build a wind project because they get thrown out of every community. A strong wind ordinance protects the health and well being of every citizen of a community and protects everyone's property…"
8 hours ago
Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post It May be Lights Out for the Wind Energy Come the Midterms
""The role of today's so called environmental groups as whore for the highest bidder corporations is truly revolting." I don't think they are even human.... anyone who would want to disturb ME hills and mountains, animals, people…"
10 hours ago
Kathy Sherman commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post NRCM, Environment Maine, 350 Maine and Sierra fret about proposed Canadian oil pipeline’s impact
"I am glad that Sierra is worried about the right whales, the second most endangered mammal on the planet that depends on feeding off our coast, but I am concerned that there won't be any able to migrate through the vast swaths of offshore wind…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain posted a blog post

NRCM, Environment Maine, 350 Maine and Sierra fret about proposed Canadian oil pipeline’s impact

The pipeline could carry about 1.1 million barrels of oil per day over 2,860 miles to reach New Brunswick and, as it passes around Maine, could come within 20 miles of the border. “The proposed Energy East pipeline would still threaten to pollute our waters and air, and send our climate past its tipping point,” said Emmie Theberge, with NRCM. Glen Brand of the Sierra Club said increased tanker traffic to serve the pipeline in New Brunswick also stands to threaten habitats for right…See More
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Long Islander commented on Long Islander's blog post It May be Lights Out for the Wind Energy Come the Midterms
"We also need to see mandates end. Why should consumers be forced to buy a particular type of product? The role of today's so called environmental groups as whore for the highest bidder corporations is truly revolting."
19 hours ago
Kathleen Nelson commented on Long Islander's blog post It May be Lights Out for the Wind Energy Come the Midterms
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind power project presented to Roxbury residents
"Under the wind siting law, this would be a "Community" wind project if it is as small as is implied. The state law favors it still, but locals have a say in it. One would hope that the Roxbury Town fathers have learned and heeded some hard…"
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Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN: First Wind - Houlton Water to appeal investment from Emera
"BDN might just report half of wind farm news, but the comments are telling the real truth. From Karen Pease "Iberdrola Renewables...a subidiary of Iberdrola SA, which owns CMP, is also trying the same under-handed tactic. They wish to build a…"
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Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind power project presented to Roxbury residents
"Gary "Conclusion: Richardson is either understating the number or turbines OR he's overstating the expected amount of electricity the project will produce. " I would guess he is understating. During the permitting stage of Stetson I ,…"
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Gary Campbell commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind power project presented to Roxbury residents
"Paula and Martha, May I suggest a flyer that shows how large a 604' turbine would look on North Twin Mtn? According to the Maine Gazettteer North Twin Mountain is 2150' tall. According to Wikipedia Roxbury is at 725' above sea level.…"
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Gary Campbell commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind power project presented to Roxbury residents
"When I read this article my lie detector (aka BS meter) went off the scale. Consider the following two quotes: "He (Richardson) said the three turbines would be built..." "He (Richardson) said they are trying to create a 3-acre wind…"
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind power project presented to Roxbury residents
"Roxbury knows industrial wind power. They've been through the process, and for three years now they've lived with the 22 turbines on Record Hill and Partridge Peak. This proposed site on North Twin is just two miles down the line from the…"
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Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind power project presented to Roxbury residents
"Paula...fliers would be quicker at the outset..while you work on a packet. Maybe better. Unless people are directly affected, they aren't usually interested in energy information/news."
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind power project presented to Roxbury residents
"Not a peep about Record Hill Wind.  How strange. "
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Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN: First Wind - Houlton Water to appeal investment from Emera
"" I thought it was Emera financing First Wind, not First Wind investing in Emera." Interesting question. It has been apparent to me that First Wind is very crooked in their financial wheelings and dealings. We have only to look at…"
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Wind power project presented to Roxbury residents

Posted by Long Islander on October 28, 2014 at 11:29pm — 8 Comments

"We Like Mike" - Maine Wind Developers

Posted by Thinklike A. Mountain on October 26, 2014 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

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


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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