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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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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Workshop on the Draft Wind Energy Act Standards
"My schedule is clear so that I may attend this meeting to record. Hope to see others there as well. "
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Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post Where's Wind at Whitehouse.gov?
"Splendid!  I hope one of his first directives is to halt adding any more wind projects to the PTC pig trough and end the distribution of any further "Energy R &D" taxpayer money to feckless renewables."
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Brad Blake commented on Eskutassis's blog post Now the loonys are advocating using Wind to bring in more Refugees . . . And comparing us to Iowa.... Geeze!
"First step is to send Linda Silka back to Iowa, where she belongs, thus freeing up at least one good paying job to a Mainer.  Her desperate attempt to compare Iowa to Maine is preposterous.  We don't need to import foreigners to rural…"
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Now the loonys are advocating using Wind to bring in more Refugees . . . And comparing us to Iowa.... Geeze!

This writer thinks we should be more like her home state of Iowa.  Anybody out there think Maine is like Iowa? Anybody you know goes to Iowa for vacation?  Anybody here think we need more unemployed refugees?  How about jobs using wind and solar to provide them?  This is nothing more than lunacy from those that brought Maine into the "Renewable Age".  The media at PPH and BDN just don't get it.  They didn't see, apparently, what happened yesterday.…See More
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Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Angus King invites Energy Department nominee Perry to look at Maine projects
"Totally agree Brad-"
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The Greenies Are Going to Freak

The Greenies Are Going to Freak Over Trump’s New Energy Policy… President Trump has wasted no time at all in pressing the reset button on U.S. energy policy.Energy is an essential part of American life and a staple of the world economy. The Trump Administration is committed to energy policies that lower costs for hardworking Americans and maximize the use of American resources, freeing us from dependence on foreign oil. For too long, we’ve been held back by burdensome regulations on our…See More
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Where's Wind at Whitehouse.gov?
"A dead unicorn!"
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Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post Angus King invites Energy Department nominee Perry to look at Maine projects
"This will be a first hand view of a HUGE waste of taxpayer's money.  Taxpayers should not underwrite design and development of wind turbine components for the wind industry.  Let the industry fund their own damned research. …"
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Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post Where's Wind at Whitehouse.gov?
"Ist hour THIS WAS DONE!!!  I am anticipating HAPPY DAYS ARE here!!!  Not a mention of "Renewable Energy"  I hope it is a dead HORSE!."
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Barbara Durkin commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post WHITEHOUSE.GOV TAKES DOWN CLIMATE PAGE, PUTS UP ‘AMERICA FIRST’ ENERGY PLAN
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Pineo Girl commented on Long Islander's blog post Trump’s tax reform plans could threaten wind-power financing
"Bottom line to me is that there needs to be a moratorium on TIFS  in Maine until someone figures out how many are out there, how many tax dollars are involved, and what are they have been used for! I think the Baldacci administration gave TIF…"
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Paula D Kelso commented on Long Islander's blog post Trump’s tax reform plans could threaten wind-power financing
"Bottom line is Pisgah's taxes will probably be about $250,000 a year. Clifton can take that in just like any property tax and pay more for school assessment and more for county government assessment and get less revenue sharing and education…"
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Pineo Girl commented on Long Islander's blog post Trump’s tax reform plans could threaten wind-power financing
"Paula - You are dealing with inept people who own the Pisgah Mountain project and tried to make a buck off of tax credits! They are the ultimate exploiters! If Clifton voters go for this they are close to the stupidest people on Earth!  As for…"
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The Greenies Are Going to Freak

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Where's Wind at Whitehouse.gov?

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Maine Environmental 2017 PRIORITY BILLS

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on January 19, 2017 at 2:37pm — 2 Comments

Maine’s electric grid - Rooftop solar

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LePage rebuffs environmental groups !

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on January 19, 2017 at 1:42pm

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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