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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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http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/bowers-wind-project-defeated

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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine anti-corridor group hit with ethics complaint that could force it to disclose donors
"There will be little surprise when/if the actual sources of dark money are disclosed. Whether they've hidden themselves adequately or they're up front about it, the donors are previously on the record at PUC as against the power line.…"
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine anti-corridor group hit with ethics complaint that could force it to disclose donors
"There will be little surprise when/if the actual sources of dark money are disclosed. Whether they've hidden themselves adequately or they're up front about it, the donors are previously on the record at PUC as against the power line. 1.…"
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Pineo Girl commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine anti-corridor group hit with ethics complaint that could force it to disclose donors
"Wow ! Thank you!  What you are saying is 3/4 of those old growth trees are all ready gone!  It is a known fact that this corridor is not merely for hydropower! And there is no need to lecture those of us who have been fighting wind power…"
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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine anti-corridor group hit with ethics complaint that could force it to disclose donors
"The problem is you only listen to youself, 3/4 of the corridor already exists with hydro there is no need for any polluting windmills on land or sea! Stop the propaganda and do some real reseach, big wind is financing the stop the corridor they are…"
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Pineo Girl commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine anti-corridor group hit with ethics complaint that could force it to disclose donors
"CMP ads minimize the amount of forest and lands being taken for this "green" corridor!  Exactly how many "old growth"  trees will be cut down by this environmental 'clean energy" corridor?  Hmmm  175…"
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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine anti-corridor group hit with ethics complaint that could force it to disclose donors
"Thank you for proving my point on disinformation your bloviating of propaganda is the drumbeat that the big wind has been spreading to protect their fraud project destroying mountains and 19's of thousands of acres of wilderness for windmills…"
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Pineo Girl commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine anti-corridor group hit with ethics complaint that could force it to disclose donors
"Really? Dark Money?  A Rockefeller Foundation NGO focused on the environment, worldwide human wellness, sustainable food systems for all, innovation, and clean energy is now  "dark money"??? How low will those who are making…"
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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine anti-corridor group hit with ethics complaint that could force it to disclose donors
"They jump to whatever the left envio-terrorists tell to be for or against, there is little independent news in Maine or America today. Much like the bill Senator Vitelli is pushing for electric school buses, there is so much wrong with that from…"
6 hours ago
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine anti-corridor group hit with ethics complaint that could force it to disclose donors
"I blame the media for snowing people this way.  Yes, wind power is more destructive by far than anything CMP is proposing with the CEC, but you won't hear a peep against industrial wind from any of the news sources in Maine.  Are they…"
6 hours ago
Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine anti-corridor group hit with ethics complaint that could force it to disclose donors
"Penny I believe your point is absolutely valid! There is only 53 miles of new powerline corridor to be cut, the rest already exists. On the other hand Maine is looking at 10's of thousand of acres of wilderness clearcut for access roads, their…"
7 hours ago
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine anti-corridor group hit with ethics complaint that could force it to disclose donors
"Well, then I'm definitely dreaming, but I'd sure like to know who it is."
7 hours ago
Meredith Jones is now a member of Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine
9 hours ago
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine anti-corridor group hit with ethics complaint that could force it to disclose donors
"American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)  perhaps at work here?"
10 hours ago
arthur qwenk posted a blog post

World Finally Waking Up To Wind Nonsense

Risible Renewables: World Finally Waking Up To Wind & Solar’s Nightmare of NonsenseJanuary 17, 2020 by  4 CommentsIt’s 2020 and, if you believe the…See More
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine anti-corridor group hit with ethics complaint that could force it to disclose donors
"Be mighty interesting to know who's behind the donations.  Maybe they'd be interested in funding the fight to stop the destruction of Maine's mountains, wildlife and waters for the benefit of southern New England...or am I…"
15 hours ago
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Paula D Kelso's blog post When the big money comes to town
"oh dear no..do NOT overlook protecting the wealth of nature ..for some dollars that bribe and destroy our natural resources horribly..I HOPE the right help is there.."
17 hours ago

      - Margaret Mead

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World Finally Waking Up To Wind Nonsense

Posted by arthur qwenk on January 18, 2020 at 2:00pm

When the big money comes to town

Posted by Paula D Kelso on January 17, 2020 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

Enviros Wage War on Maine's Working Poor

Posted by Thinklike A. Mountain on January 11, 2020 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

GREENY/GREEDY LYING BASTARDS!

Posted by John F. Hussey on January 9, 2020 at 4:08pm

Who is EDPR?

EDPR, hoping to build Maine's largest wind factory in The County, likes to say they're from Texas. Click on the box above and you'll see their parent, Energias de Portugal is owned by China Three Gorges which is owned by the People's Republic of China. Protect the United States Treasury from foreign subsidy feeders and protect The County - just say NO.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Three_Gorges_Corporation

Maine Governor's Energy Office's Patrick Woodcock letter seemingly endorsing EDPR's Number Nine wind project.

Number%20Nine%20-%2010-22-15%20-%20Copy.pdf

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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    Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

    Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

    "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."

    https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

     

    Maine as Third World Country:

    CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

     

    Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

    Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

    ******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

    (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 https://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?" https://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.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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