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Jim Wiegand commented on Long Islander's blog post New England governors discuss ways to chop energy prices
"Up until today the insane energy policy of the New England Governors has been about what is in the bests interests the Governors and their wealthy friends. Like the drug addict wanting to recover, these Governors need to separate themselves from…"
7 hours ago
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post New England governors discuss ways to chop energy prices
""This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.  There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.  Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. …"
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Eric A. Tuttle posted a blog post

LD 911 Hearing 4-22-2015

Pt1 of 3 ENR 4 22 2015 LD 911 HearingApprox 1 hourPt2 I will be gradually uploading during today, as my work allows.It will be approx 1 hour also, with Pt 3 the remaining 20 minutes to follow.Both should be completed by tomorrow morning at which time I will update this post.♦────♦♦♦────♦[ If my attention span during the video seems odd, it is due to some specific requestsmade prior to recording. ]…See More
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monique aniel commented on Long Islander's blog post Unexplained payments to public officials received from Switzerland.....
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Kevin Gurall commented on Long Islander's blog post Iberdrola paid 47.1 million to an official who invested 24,400 euros
"Oh my God, a wind developer caught using an illegal bribe to get what it wants?   Shocking!  Especially one that has tentacles in Maine.  They use the same slimy practices where ever they go.  Unfortunately there seems to be…"
Wednesday
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post New Link to Listen in to ENR Scenic Impact Public Hearing - Right Now
"Got the video on LD 911 which I will start processing, as soon as I have completed the segment on the Rep Chapman response to the ENR on LD 750 & Mining. This will be in 2 -3 segments. I will let Gary or Long Islander know when they are posted…"
Wednesday
alice mckay barnett commented on Long Islander's blog post New Link to Listen in to ENR Scenic Impact Public Hearing - Right Now
"pix comments .....1st is from mount Blue State Park summit.....>3 miles, with Colonel Holman next in view >8 miles...and then Canton Mountain > 10 miles....so no count. 2nd pic is Rollins Ridge Project, bottom 2 are California"
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alice mckay barnett commented on Long Islander's blog post New Link to Listen in to ENR Scenic Impact Public Hearing - Right Now
"Gary, makes my head spin..............."
Wednesday
alice mckay barnett commented on Long Islander's blog post New Link to Listen in to ENR Scenic Impact Public Hearing - Right Now
" State's unorganized or deorganized areas designated as outstanding or significant from a scenic perspective in the "Maine Wildlands Lakes Assessment" published by the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission in June 1987; "
Wednesday
alice mckay barnett commented on Long Islander's blog post New Link to Listen in to ENR Scenic Impact Public Hearing - Right Now
""Maine's Finest Lakes" study published by the Executive Department, State Planning Office in October 1989; or   of which how many western great lakes were left out because of lack of funds?"
Wednesday
Gary Campbell commented on Long Islander's blog post New Link to Listen in to ENR Scenic Impact Public Hearing - Right Now
"I'm surprised how many people have apparently not read the Wind Energy Act. Here is the relevant section defining a SRSNS: 9.  Scenic resource of state or national significance.   "Scenic resource of state or national…"
Wednesday
Kathy Sherman commented on Long Islander's blog post New Link to Listen in to ENR Scenic Impact Public Hearing - Right Now
"Re scenic impact to 8 miles - yes they are getting away with it, except for the case that SunEdison/First Wind is appealing. And even there, the impact on each of the lakes was not judged sufficiently adverse in and of itself to merit rejection.…"
Wednesday
alice mckay barnett commented on Long Islander's blog post New Link to Listen in to ENR Scenic Impact Public Hearing - Right Now
Wednesday
alice mckay barnett commented on Long Islander's blog post New Link to Listen in to ENR Scenic Impact Public Hearing - Right Now
Wednesday
Mollie Straub commented on Long Islander's blog post New Link to Listen in to ENR Scenic Impact Public Hearing - Right Now
"Is it true that currently a visual impact assessment is mandatory if the turbines are erected within 8 miles of a scenic resource (great pond)?  And this legislation would increase that to 15 miles?  If 8 miles is the current limit, then…"
Wednesday
alice mckay barnett commented on Long Islander's blog post Rep Sara Gideon's Bill Forcing Mainers to Buy $olar Required for $6 Million South Portland $olar Project
"Stop wasting resources on inefficient technology. Both solar and wind have low capacity factors, i.e. low production to capability, are very expensive which require huge subsidies to operate and cannot dispatch power on demand. They will become…"
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LD 911 Hearing 4-22-2015

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on April 24, 2015 at 9:00am

Jeremy Payne, Maine's Own Irwin Mainway

Posted by Long Islander on April 22, 2015 at 11:00am

Robert Bryce:The Environmentalists’ Civil War

Posted by Long Islander on April 19, 2015 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

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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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.

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, 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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