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Dan Remian is now a member of Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post 7,000 Demonstrators Protest Against Wind Turbines in Dublin Yesterday
"Wow!  That's pretty impressive.  Are the Irish smarter than we are?"
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Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post EXPOSING THE WIND INDUSTRY GENOCIDE (Wind Industry's Bird Numbers Are Impossible)
""In other words the numbers are impossible." 2007 First Wind SEC report..under risk factors   ' If we fail to comply with our permits, we may be required to pay fines or curtail production at our facilities. Violations of…"
Monday
Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine DEP asks First Wind to prove financial capacity (PPH)
"Mike The banks that First Wind has been doing business with in the past..except for one , are all in trouble. If you look at the SEC reports for First Wind under risks throughout the years...don't think Wall Street would be too interested at…"
Monday
Mike DiCenso commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine DEP asks First Wind to prove financial capacity (PPH)
"I am sure the scoundrels and their scurrilous lawyers can play junk the bond game. they have enough junk projects to easily piece together something their sales sharks can sell to unsuspecting investors. They should play on Wall Street and get out…"
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alice mckay barnett commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine DEP asks First Wind to prove financial capacity (PPH)
"Collins and King are wind.....Poliquin is the only candidate for senate stating against wind. Erick Bennett??? I do not think he knows anything about wind.   Bellows?  no answer yet... ask and publish...put them to the test...save…"
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Long Islander posted a blog post

EXPOSING THE WIND INDUSTRY GENOCIDE (Wind Industry's Bird Numbers Are Impossible)

EXPOSING THE WIND INDUSTRY GENOCIDEAPRIL 7, 2014By Jim WiegandEXCERPTFor the hundreds of carcasses reported in the Stantec studies, only a handful have been reported past the…See More
Sunday
Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine DEP asks First Wind to prove financial capacity (PPH)
"My emails were forwarded to his campaign manager. He used to answer all calls with a follow up letter. So, it looks like we have to ask him in person. If he campaigns around here, I will certainly ask him . Haven't liked all his votes in the…"
Sunday
Long Islander commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine DEP asks First Wind to prove financial capacity (PPH)
"Does candidate Michaud have an opinion on the heinous expedited wind law?"
Sunday
Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine DEP asks First Wind to prove financial capacity (PPH)
"From Mike Michaud's campaign manager " Thank you for expressing your concerns about wind farms, which I have shared with the Congressman. Rest assured, Congressman Michaud understands the concerns about the siting and regulation of wind…"
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Profile IconJoe Arborio, Pam Arborio and Lori joined Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine
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Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post We’re helping First Wind destroy our natural resources
"I don't send Sen. Collins links because I wouldn't vote for her if she changed her mind. Republicans could however."
Sunday
Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post We’re helping First Wind destroy our natural resources
"Good letter ...sent the link to Rep. Michaud. When our reps. campaign on outdated technology that promotes  welfare dads, it doesn't reflect well for their morals or judgment. Don't know where intelligence falls in the mix.  The…"
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Profile IconA. Smith, Stephen Gorman and Bonnie Day joined Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine
Apr 11

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Iberdrola Takes a Hit on Wind

Posted by Long Islander on April 9, 2014 at 12:00pm


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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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.

PPH ad from many months ago.....

Hi All,Can someone send me a link to an ad that ran some months ago denouncing wind development?I remember thinking that it was effective .As "Save Our Senecas" (.org) is considering publishing an ad, I thought that it might be helpful to see what…Continue

Started by Valerie Desmarais Nov 2, 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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