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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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Penny Gray commented on Pineo Girl's blog post EXTOLLING THE VIRTUES OF SUBSIDY-FREE WIND - HA!
"Wow Paula, that article really emphasizes how long we've been fighting this battle.  Interesting that the comments have been removed.  Many people still truly believe that these turbines will wean us off of foreign oil and stop the…"
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Paula D Kelso commented on Pineo Girl's blog post EXTOLLING THE VIRTUES OF SUBSIDY-FREE WIND - HA!
"I found it a good time to review this BDN article: http://bangordailynews.com/2010/08/10/politics/task-force-had-mandate-to-promote-wind-power-not-study-it/?ref=relatedBox Unfortunately, politics attracts more schemers and dreamers than honest and…"
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Paula D Kelso commented on Jim Lutz's blog post Earth Day Predictions That Failed - - - A few good laughs
"Yeah, I was there for the Earth Day of 1970 and particularly in southern Oregon coast of the 70's with the influx of 'hippies' from California. The only way I can describe it is with the term zeitgeist. Here are 3 definitions I…"
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Paula D Kelso commented on Long Islander's blog post Head in the Sand Reporting from the BDN on the Clifton Wind "Farm"
"Thank you Pineo Girl. A facebook picture posted today at the open house shows a fogged in drizzle for their gala event, no turbines visible. They had a county deputy there for security, tee hee hee. BDN got my see no, hear no, speak no evil…"
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Jim Lutz commented on Pineo Girl's blog post EXTOLLING THE VIRTUES OF SUBSIDY-FREE WIND - HA!
"Deborah, Anarchy is no form of government or decision making, at least not in this country for the last 400 years. Our system has been very well thought out and it is only in the last 30 years has this new wave of those that don't play well…"
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Deborah Andrew commented on Pineo Girl's blog post EXTOLLING THE VIRTUES OF SUBSIDY-FREE WIND - HA!
"Jim, I admit that I have some concerns about what seem to me to be an extreme solution.  Even so, I think we have much to re-assess from our form of governance, method of decision making (majority rule or money talks), and what we take for…"
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Sherwin A. Start commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - How Maine universities made big carbon emission cuts over the past decade
"THE  University System  of Maine  are certainly on the right track here- and I wish them  luck in achieving  THeir Goals of being  COMPLETELY Carbon Footprint Free be 2040- It appears they have a very good Start-…"
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Jim Lutz commented on Pineo Girl's blog post EXTOLLING THE VIRTUES OF SUBSIDY-FREE WIND - HA!
"Deborah, I listened to that entire hour and a half video by the DeepGreenResistance where they so blatantly exposed all that was wrong with the wind and solar industry and how their methods of making the panels and turbines are more polluting and…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine Wind Related News - The Week in Review
"An active week for the wind industry and shills( including of course BDN and PPH). A push for more graft in the form of offshore wind is on! Thanks LI for this great review of the industries activity in Maine in preparation for the scheduled push we…"
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Sherwin A. Start commented on Long Islander's page Presidential Exec Order 3/28/17
"ITs Like This  BRAD - We can Either Have CLEAN air to BREATH, Clean Water to Drink  and  FERTILE Soil to Grow  our Food on - Or we can  and that INCLUDES  ALL Future Generation of  HOMO  Sapiens AND ALL OTHE…"
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Pineo Girl commented on Long Islander's blog post Head in the Sand Reporting from the BDN on the Clifton Wind "Farm"
"Paula Kelso - A pox on the BDN! And all of those who did not heed your words!"
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Deborah Andrew commented on Pineo Girl's blog post EXTOLLING THE VIRTUES OF SUBSIDY-FREE WIND - HA!
"I've been working on this issue for some time ... with very little positive results.  I am particularly alarmed by the two huge marches about to occur .. so many people think we can simply replace fossil fuels and nuclear and go on our…"
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Penny Gray commented on Pineo Girl's blog post EXTOLLING THE VIRTUES OF SUBSIDY-FREE WIND - HA!
"Thank you for that link, Deborah Andrews.  Echoes of Edward Abbey are hidden in there, along with a very good expose of the not-so-green ripple effects of so-called green energy."
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Deborah Andrew commented on Pineo Girl's blog post EXTOLLING THE VIRTUES OF SUBSIDY-FREE WIND - HA!
"yes, this does elaborate on all of the harm done from mining, to manufacture, etc. of Industrial Wind Turbines.  However, they appear to think that nuclear power is one answer ... unfortunately, once one has all the facts, this is not an…"
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Jim Lutz posted a blog post

Earth Day Predictions That Failed - - - A few good laughs

An Article that should prepare us for questions from any AGW enthusiasts we may run in to. Just try asking them to explain a few of these 97% consensus predictions from the first Earth Day in 1972. You should get a few laughs.http://thefederalist.com/2015/04/24/seven-big-failed-environmentalist-predictions/See More
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Pineo Girl commented on Pineo Girl's blog post EXTOLLING THE VIRTUES OF SUBSIDY-FREE WIND - HA!
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Maine bats fighting for survival

Posted by Long Islander on April 23, 2017 at 8:00am

Maine Wind Related News - The Week in Review

Posted by Long Islander on April 22, 2017 at 12:08pm — 1 Comment

EXTOLLING THE VIRTUES OF SUBSIDY-FREE WIND - HA!

Posted by Pineo Girl on April 21, 2017 at 2:00pm — 13 Comments

Anyone Notice This in The MSM News Lately?

Posted by Eskutassis on April 21, 2017 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

This May Be An Opportunity to Make A Protest

Posted by Eskutassis on April 19, 2017 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

Wind Energy Myths Spun By Lobbyists And Salesmen

Posted by Eskutassis on April 17, 2017 at 6:41pm

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, 2015.

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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