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richard mcdonald posted a blog post

Saving Maine's "The Truth About Wind" campaign goes into high gear ahead of the election.

October will be a busy month for Saving Maine's statewide media campaign with new :60 radio spots and newspaper ads supporting the "Truth About Wind" campaign - all leading up to the election on November 4th. Once again, we will be airing our popular Saving Maine radio program on WGAN in the southern Maine market and WVOM in Greater Bangor, Downeast and central Maine markets. A new series of ads will run in the Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram, Bangor Daily News, Ellsworth…See More
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Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH - LePage, Michaud and Cutler's Differing Views on Natural Gas Pipeline
"I appreciate Gov. LePage's energy policy. But the reason that New England has an energy crisis is we have cap and trade.It was never passed into federal law, but somehow we got it. Wonder if other states have the extra charges for renewable…"
11 hours ago
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor LePage: FERC Must Address New England’s Energy Crisis Now
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Long Islander posted a blog post

PPH - LePage, Michaud and Cutler's Differing Views on Natural Gas Pipeline

Excerpts:Independent Eliot Cutler faulted Michaud for his vote, saying he did not understand the House bill. LePage also was criticized by his Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, who said a federal pipeline bill that the Republican governor supports would make it easier for private pipeline developers to seize land by eminent domain. “While prices are spiking, liberals in Massachusetts have opposed natural gas infrastructure, saying they need to study the issue more. That’s…See More
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Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post First Wind celebrates Oakfield windpower project groundbreaking
"Folks, the thing we need to continue to do is expand our network of like-minded wind opponents.  Arm your self with the facts all the time, always have copies of 20 Facts (see tab above) to give to anyone who is willing to have an open…"
Tuesday
Mike DiCenso commented on Long Islander's blog post First Wind celebrates Oakfield windpower project groundbreaking
"I just got a call from NextGen Climate something from Portland in support of Mike Michaud. I am contacting them to explain if MM really loves Maine he will stop supporting windsprawl. I have already contacted other politicians with our position on…"
Tuesday
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post First Wind celebrates Oakfield windpower project groundbreaking
"well said Penny- I have said time and time again who would have EVER thought anything like this would come to these teeny rural communities? which is of course exactly why they have come this distance (which is itself ludicrous to bring those…"
Monday
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post First Wind celebrates Oakfield windpower project groundbreaking
"Thank you all for your insight and hard work.  The media is a sore spot with me; I do understand that reporters work for editors and it's a shaky economy for print news, and a reporter has to keep their job in order to pay their bills.…"
Monday
Paula D Kelso commented on Long Islander's blog post First Wind celebrates Oakfield windpower project groundbreaking
"Thanks, Donna. I think we need a statewide coallition representing all of the organizations that have formed to oppose wind turbines all over Maine. An association that can combine the reach and knowledge of all the separate groups. Our Clifton Task…"
Monday
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post First Wind celebrates Oakfield windpower project groundbreaking
"I juts wrote  long  post that deleted but I suggest we let organizations like Maine WOODS FOREVER  know about us- I spoke at a meeting there last friday (about this scourge) and they are into conserving and preserving the north woods…"
Monday
Paula D Kelso commented on Long Islander's blog post First Wind celebrates Oakfield windpower project groundbreaking
"The extent of the media's 'willingness to overlook the deficiencies in the wind power propoganda' matches the 'willingness of the Planning Board to overlook the deficiencies in the Pisgah application' here in Clifton. My…"
Monday
Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post Welch to retire early as head of Maine’s PUC
"Maybe this is the reason for the early retirement? http://bangordailynews.com/2014/09/28/business/variable-rate-electricity-plans-pose-high-risk-of-sticker-shock/comments/ Comment..." Mythoughts • a day ago I looked into…"
Monday
Mike DiCenso commented on Long Islander's blog post First Wind celebrates Oakfield windpower project groundbreaking
"Thanks Donna and will do Brad."
Monday
Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post First Wind celebrates Oakfield windpower project groundbreaking
"Donna, she really pleads being a local yokel.  It is simply lazy journalism on her part.  It is so much easier to report on a house fire or a car wreak, so the puff piece made from a few observances at a ceremony and re-write of a First…"
Sunday
Darren Lord commented on Long Islander's blog post Comment Submissions to DEP Needed on Yet Taller Turbines
"Sent my comments in today."
Sunday
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post First Wind celebrates Oakfield windpower project groundbreaking
"Penny- you are so right on that at least a gutsy journalist should have the you know what to ask these kind of questions..when this reporter said she had never heard of "brad's group" I though geez they have no interest in finding…"
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Welch to retire early as head of Maine’s PUC

Posted by Long Islander on September 25, 2014 at 12:18am — 1 Comment

Another Wind Shill Piece in a Maine Newspaper

Posted by Long Islander on September 23, 2014 at 10:55am

Around Maine, green is BMOC: Big mandate on campus

Posted by Long Islander on September 23, 2014 at 7:00am

The Crumbling Climate-Change Consensus

Posted by Thinklike A. Mountain on September 23, 2014 at 6:30am

UMPI windmill least important

Posted by Dudley G. Gray on September 23, 2014 at 6:29am


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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