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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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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post John Droz, Jr. on How to Succeed in the Wind Energy Fight
"See this link: https://www1.maine.gov/dacf/municipalplanning/docs/draft_windenergyfacilityorgguidebook_feb2010.pdf It may be that the State Model Ordinance in Maine was produced by the State Planning Office. According to Wikipedia:…"
8 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post John Droz, Jr. on How to Succeed in the Wind Energy Fight
"If the local governance will not push it to a vote, after receiving sufficient petition signatures, you may by current statute seek any notary public in  Maine to call a meeting to call the question to a vote. Thus bypassing the local…"
10 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post John Droz, Jr. on How to Succeed in the Wind Energy Fight
"This was the press release after the Rights Based Ordinance Passage Parkman passed a similar Ordinance but for a minor change to meet the community needs. This may not be suitable for each community, however you do have the RIGHT as a community to…"
10 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle posted a blog post

Offshore Wind Farms See Promise in Platforms That Float

Offshore Wind Farms See Promise in Platforms That Float     ORONO, Me. — The sun was beating down on the leafy campus of the University of Maine one afternoon last month. But inside a hangarlike laboratory, a miniature hurricane was raging.Storm-force gales swept over a deep pool of water, churning waves that, at full scale on the ocean, would have been twice…See More
13 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post John Droz, Jr. on How to Succeed in the Wind Energy Fight
"My understanding is that the DEP must follow the Statutes without question as to their intent. However the BEP may go back and ask for more clarification or better protective statutes. This ability was granted when the establishment of the BEP was…"
14 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Pineo Girl's blog post U MAINE FLOATING WIND TURBINE GETTING WIDER PRESS
"I believe they got something like $40M already (maybe more) I admittedly have not been following closely."
14 hours ago
Pineo Girl commented on Pineo Girl's blog post U MAINE FLOATING WIND TURBINE GETTING WIDER PRESS
"They are in line for a large Federal Grant I believe."
15 hours ago
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post John Droz, Jr. on How to Succeed in the Wind Energy Fight
"So if the DEP came up with the state's Model Wind Ordinance, would it be unreasonable to petition the DEP to redo it, given all the years that have passed and all the Mainers who have been harmed?"
15 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post John Droz, Jr. on How to Succeed in the Wind Energy Fight
"Dover-Foxcroft, the County Seat of Piscataquis, may still be working on such an ordinance but the organizers lacked the willpower to override the town council when they got confused on their rights to bypass them on the issue using a notary public…"
15 hours ago
Paula D Kelso commented on Long Islander's blog post John Droz, Jr. on How to Succeed in the Wind Energy Fight
"As to the state's model, I think the DEP came up with it, but not positive. We, Clifton, started with that model and then moved on to Dixmont and Thorndike and then perused every one that came up. This was in 2010 and early 2011. some of the…"
15 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post John Droz, Jr. on How to Succeed in the Wind Energy Fight
"These ordinances are the Rights of Communities, and are specified as such under the Maine and U.S. Constitutions (2nd Amendment), with the right to create them provided in both the (9th & 10th). After reading 800+ Pages of Dillons Rule, (Supreme…"
15 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post John Droz, Jr. on How to Succeed in the Wind Energy Fight
"Sangerville, and Parkman used CELDF from Penn. as consultant attorneys (25 at the time). Garland, and Charleston used them also but were not well versed in how to educate the communities. I worked on part of the language in these that provides…"
16 hours ago
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post John Droz, Jr. on How to Succeed in the Wind Energy Fight
"Who is responsible for creation of the state's "model ordinance"? Is there a way to make this far more protective and then somehow use the power of the executive branch to make sure it is widely publicized?"
16 hours ago
Paula D Kelso commented on Pineo Girl's blog post U MAINE FLOATING WIND TURBINE GETTING WIDER PRESS
"For shame, New York Times. Methinks me detects a project looking for more money. And this time they neglected to quote Dr. Dagher saying that the impact on fish was a problem yet to be resolved as he did in a prior BDN article."
16 hours ago
Paula D Kelso commented on Long Islander's blog post John Droz, Jr. on How to Succeed in the Wind Energy Fight
"Aw Penny, I keep putting 'sign up for Facebook' on my to do list. Maybe if I do, I can give you a run for your money on the enemies list. Eric, at least we had a fighting chance here in Clifton with an elected government.…"
16 hours ago
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post John Droz, Jr. on How to Succeed in the Wind Energy Fight
"Shared this on Facebook.  I believe I might be the only person who has made more enemies than friends on Facebook...  "
17 hours ago

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U MAINE FLOATING WIND TURBINE GETTING WIDER PRESS

Posted by Pineo Girl on September 30, 2016 at 12:53pm — 3 Comments

Why Your Town Must Create a Wind Ordinance

Posted by Long Islander on September 30, 2016 at 1:00am — 14 Comments

New England Clean Energy RFP

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on September 28, 2016 at 1:30pm

A Maine Future Problem with Green Energy ?

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on September 27, 2016 at 2:40pm — 2 Comments

Bingham Project -♦- And Then they Turn....

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on September 26, 2016 at 10:38am — 13 Comments

Are we selling our birthright?

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on September 24, 2016 at 11:18am

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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