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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Blatant Wind Shilling Letter in the Portland Press Herald
"Subscribe. Though you may not be able to get to all their articles, you should be able to access any posted here. "
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K Campbell posted a blog post

Citizen Initiative to repeal and amend Maine's Wind Energy Act

A Citizen's Initative is getting going to repeal and amend Maine's Wind Energy Act.Dan Remian is leading the charge and is looking for folks around the state to gather signatures in support of a referendum on the matter. Things are just getting underway, and Dan is looking for supporters of all kinds.If you want to help with this effort, please contact:Dan Remian e-mail:  N7CD@gwi.netA facebook page has been set up for it - please "Like" it and invite your friends.Information will be coming via…See More
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Nikki Fox posted a blog post
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Blatant Wind Shilling Letter in the Portland Press Herald
"Dang, not a subscriber so they won't let me read it or comment."
7 hours ago
Long Islander posted a blog post

Blatant Wind Shilling Letter in the Portland Press Herald

"The least we can do is even the playing field, since the wind industry returns so much more to our state .....Maine has received $1 billion in investment from wind developers"http://www.pressherald.com/2014/11/25/letter-to-the-editor-tax-credit-is-critical-for-wind-industry/See More
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Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post Portland Press Herald Owner Incubated D.E. Shaw (Half owner of First Wind)
""6. A controlled mass media Under some of the regimes, the mass media were under strict direct control and could be relied upon never to stray from the party line. Other regimes exercised more subtle power to ensure media orthodoxy.…"
8 hours ago
Todd Christensen is now a member of Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine
22 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle left a comment for Martha thacker
"Democracy is the Voice of a Republic, to correct that which no longer serves the people."
23 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle left a comment for Martha thacker
"I voted MICHAUD, the first Dem since Kennedy. Though I must say I have since learned that the parties, are skewd and defective. Democracy is not being Democratic, nor is Republicanism its counterpart. A long story.......... but truth finally after…"
23 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle left a comment for Martha thacker
"Not sure how to communicate through this medium. Sorry if I mess it up for you or others. I am only in hopes to remove personal conversation from the blog if you agree.…"
23 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle left a comment for Martha thacker
"Martha... I am not sure what the 1.4B investment consists of, nor am I sure how much FW is willing to promise to invest in communities in any or all aspects. What I am sure of, is this methodology to obtain sustainable energy aka Green energy is…"
23 hours ago
Martha thacker left a comment for Eric A. Tuttle
"This is very positive news. Thank you,,maybe the most honest article on a national scale. Poor Mike Michaud allowed Paul Gaynor to feed the coffers. Watch for the democratic party to start back tracking. Evidently they really wanted Michaud for gov.…"
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Eric A. Tuttle left a comment for Martha thacker
"This just came across my  ALERTS http://fusion4freedom.us/greedily-cashing-out-in-maine/ Nice article and an Eye opener. "Hopefully if utilized correctly" Another that may be disturbing to Corporations (especially to fossil…"
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Martha thacker left a comment for Eric A. Tuttle
"Eric, thank you for the pictures. Really do not know what to make of them. When the FW reps. first started coming around our community, we had a meeting in our town hall. When asked about the transmission lines, one of the reps. drew a picture of…"
yesterday
Ellin Beltz posted a blog post

New Loch Ness Monsters

A giant 67 turbine wind farm planned for the mountains overlooking Loch Ness will be an environmental disaster thanks to the sheer quantity of stone which will need to be quarried to construct it, according to the John Muir Trust. In addition, the Trust has warned that the turbines spell ecological disaster for the wet blanket peat-land which covers the area and acts as a huge carbon sink, the Sunday Times has reported.…See More
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Long Islander commented on Long Islander's blog post Sale of First Wind may affect company’s Bingham project
"Werewolves of Augusta He's the not so hairy gent, who ran amok in Ft. Kent.Lately he's been overheard in Newton.You better stay away from him, he'll rip your mountaintops out Jym.Huh, I'd like to meet his jailor. "
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Orland's 'fact finding' town meeting in the news

Posted by Nikki Fox on November 25, 2014 at 12:00pm

New Loch Ness Monsters

Posted by Ellin Beltz on November 24, 2014 at 12:17pm

Gear box failures

Posted by Marshall Rosenthal on November 19, 2014 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Remembering When Enron Saved the U.S. Wind Industry

Posted by Long Islander on November 18, 2014 at 9:30am

BDN: Angus King Explains His Vote Against Keystone

Posted by Long Islander on November 18, 2014 at 12:00am

Wind firm sues to block release of bird-death data

Posted by Ellin Beltz on November 17, 2014 at 8:18pm — 2 Comments


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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