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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Molunkus Katahdin Area First Wind Project - Additional Information
"These met tower permits are good for 7 years.  Does that mean  no other wind developer can stake a claim on those permitted areas during that 7 year time period? Does the permit cover a certain area, as if a wind development were to be…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Molunkus Katahdin Area First Wind Project - Additional Information
"Would it be worth while to inundate the Maine Tourism Association and Dept of Maine Tourism with letters demanding protection of the Katahdin area?  If they haven't already been bought off, they might pitch in with a word or two of…"
2 hours ago
Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post VERMONT: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICIALS VOTE TO OPPOSE LARGE WIND PROJECTS
"Mike..."How can we get Maine officials to smarten up?" Our officials have had ample time and have only listened to corporate money. Seems to be a trend. Maybe now we are going to have help  . The dirty banks and wind farm money just…"
5 hours ago
Mike DiCenso commented on Long Islander's blog post KATAHDIN ALERT - First Wind is reviving its plans at Molunkus, just east of Katahdin
"If enough of us protest to LUPC, can they deny the windsprawllers the permits for the met towers?"
15 hours ago
Whetstone_Willy commented on Long Islander's blog post KATAHDIN ALERT - First Wind is reviving its plans at Molunkus, just east of Katahdin
"Do the people down in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island know how much their states' renewable mandates and PPA's are harming their neighbors to the north in Maine? Do they realize how they are getting nailed on their electric…"
15 hours ago
Mike DiCenso commented on Long Islander's blog post KATAHDIN ALERT - First Wind is reviving its plans at Molunkus, just east of Katahdin
"I wonder if LePage can stop this by some sort of executive order?"
15 hours ago
Mike DiCenso commented on Long Islander's blog post VERMONT: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICIALS VOTE TO OPPOSE LARGE WIND PROJECTS
"How can we get Maine officials to smarten up?"
16 hours ago
Long Islander commented on Long Islander's blog post KATAHDIN ALERT - First Wind is apparently reviving its plans at Molunkus, just east of Katahdin
"Also keep your eye on First Wind's "King Pine, LLC". If you connect the dots, it is clear that the scoundrels at First Wind are eyeing the entire Route 11 corridor to the east of Katahdin. Not only would 500' tall wind turbines…"
16 hours ago
Long Islander commented on Long Islander's blog post KATAHDIN ALERT - First Wind is apparently reviving its plans at Molunkus, just east of Katahdin
"Some timely reading from four years ago: Surrounding Ktaadn With Wind Turbines"
17 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post KATAHDIN ALERT - First Wind is apparently reviving its plans at Molunkus, just east of Katahdin
" The blue lower right, is the MEPCO line that is soon to be completed. Canada to below Augusta is all I have tracked so far. This is the one that Oakland may hook into via the Bridal Path or their 2 first proposed new routes. "
19 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post KATAHDIN ALERT - First Wind is apparently reviving its plans at Molunkus, just east of Katahdin
"Starting Map https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4KW-VmaJQhZbFY0dVpaRzktUXc/edit Click Map, then terrain or Satallite for different views. No markings on the Map yet other than town lines. "
20 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post KATAHDIN ALERT - First Wind is apparently reviving its plans at Molunkus, just east of Katahdin
" Though there are several high locations, the long red being the most deforested, the blue is the only location that spans both counties near Medway"
20 hours ago
Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post KATAHDIN ALERT - First Wind is apparently reviving its plans at Molunkus, just east of Katahdin
"Penny, Alan & Molly Straub are the lead people fighting Molunkus.  This was posted yesterday on the Molunkus Lakers Face Book page:  " Molunkus Wind Power project back on. We got a call from First Wind today informing us of…"
20 hours ago
Long Islander commented on Long Islander's blog post KATAHDIN ALERT - First Wind is apparently reviving its plans at Molunkus, just east of Katahdin
"Eric, First Wind originally let the cat out of the bag on Molunkus on July 31, 2013 when they responded to an RFP for a Connecticut power purchase agreement. You can find a redacted PDF of what First Wind submitted to Connecticut's DEP at the…"
20 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post KATAHDIN ALERT - First Wind is apparently reviving its plans at Molunkus, just east of Katahdin
"Thanks for the Map. I will have to see what info I can find, and start Google Earth map with impact zones of 5 & 8 and neighboring communities. I will look for the highest points of possibilities.  "
20 hours ago
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post KATAHDIN ALERT - First Wind is apparently reviving its plans at Molunkus, just east of Katahdin
"How do we know First Wind is gearing up to attack Molunkus?  Have they put up a MET tower?"
21 hours ago

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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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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.

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, 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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