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Long Islander posted a blog post

Shamelessly in the tank for Michaud, shilling for the waste that is wind

Excerpts:This is an example of what could happen in this country, especially in New England, which has no indigenous fossil fuels but is rich in the wind, sun, rivers and tides that could produce emission-free electricity long into the future, with no fuel costs.Throughout his term, Gov. LePage has focused on lowering energy costs by chasing the mirage of low-cost hydropower from Quebec and building a pipeline from the Pennsylvania gas fields to New England.…See More
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Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind Money - Why are so many Texans writing checks in Maine’s governor race?
"corruption abounds and what this article says about corporations is first wind in spades..no concern for the common good. http://www.salon.com/2014/09/14/the_atheist_libertarian_lie_ayn_rand_income_inequality_and_the_fantasy_of_the_free_market/"
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Long Islander posted a blog post

Wind Money - Why are so many Texans writing checks in Maine’s governor race?

EXCERPT: Adams, whose First Wind title is Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, made news when it came to light that he had taken an equity interest in First Wind while still serving as Chair of the Maine Public Utilities Commission. He has been on the “Host Committee” for at least two Michaud fundraising parties.  …See More
Sunday
Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post So what did Cutler and Michaud say about energy this morning?
"Don't know what Cutler and Michaud said about energy...but I won't vote for any candidate who is a continuation of the good old boy system again. Wrecking the state of ME for campaign funds/ bribes does not seem to make any difference. We…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain posted a blog post

WGAN Inside Maine Tomorrow - Segment on Climate Change and Energy Policy (online and on air)

When/where: Saturday Sept. 13 at 11:34 AM  on "Inside Maine" on WGAN radio.Guests: Professor Jon Reisman and Frank HellerSubject: Climate change swindle and the confidence men  (and women) driving it.How to listen: You can listen on-line by clicking  the "Listen live" button at http://wgan.com/inside-maine-2/Or in the Portland area on WGAN…See More
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Shellie Correia shared Long Islander's blog post on Twitter
Sep 12
frank vierling is now a member of Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine
Sep 11
Donald Moore commented on Long Islander's blog post Jeremy Payne Pushes Eolian in Bangor Daily News
"Will Eolian guarantee that the 6,500 average Maine homes will be in Frankfort or at least IN MAINE! Last I knew, Maine Wind energy is sold out of State! If readers of this news wants proof that Green Energy is Not in our future read Ozzie Zehner…"
Sep 11
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Jeremy Payne Pushes Eolian in Bangor Daily News
"Isn't this the guy in those savingmaine commercials?"
Sep 11
Long Islander posted blog posts
Sep 11
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine group gets grant to detect bats, birds near wind turbines
"I made my comment as did Nadia and hope the rest of you will as well..thanks everybody for being a part of this challenging battle for our state, our nature and our people."
Sep 11
Penny Gray commented on richard mcdonald's blog post Saving Maine " The Truth About Wind Power" Fall Media Blitz Kicks-Off This Weekend
"Awesome!!!"
Sep 11
Nikki Fox commented on Hart Daley's blog post Dixfield Voters Approve Wind Moratorium
"This good news is making my day, as I start to get very discouraged by what is happening in my own town of Orland.  We have passed in a citizen's petition to put to town vote to enact a moratorium, and then calls for a revisiting/revising…"
Sep 10
richard mcdonald posted a blog post

Saving Maine " The Truth About Wind Power" Fall Media Blitz Kicks-Off This Weekend

Saving Maine will be supporting a statewide newspaper and radio campaign this fall with new ads starting this weekend in the Bangor Daily News and Maine Sunday Telegram. Additional plans include ads in local publications such as the Ellsworth American and Kennebec Journal.  In addition, we have extended our "Saving Maine" radio program through October to coincide with the elections and compliment the newspaper. Stay tuned for more of the Jeremy Kane and Juliet Black show. Thanks to the many who…See More
Sep 10
Nancy Wahlstrom posted a blog post

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it says .00772 on my Roxbury tax bill. I am not sure if all properties are the same.See More
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Jeremy Payne Pushes Eolian in Bangor Daily News

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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 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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