Interested citizens: In the March 4, 2009 LURC hearing in Bangor,  staff remarked that the proposed permit for Stetson II there is a clause that requires First Wind to submit to LURC a PROTOCOL FOR A FULL EAR OF NOISE TESTING, TO INCLUDE dBC (low, inaudible frequencies).This protocol was to be submitted to LURC and approved by LURC before Stetson II became operational. The permit, as amended, passed unanimously at that meeting.

  The  permit text was posted for a number of months by LURC on its website - it included the noise testing requirement, but it did not mention dBC.  In subsequent correspondence with LURC staff I have been told told that the omission of dBC from the permit was inadvertant. Later (last November) I was told the matter was "under discussion".

  Stetson II is apparently operational now, and has been since mid-March.  A highly publicized event marked its "dedication" earlier this week.

  Is Stetson II in violation of its permit? Is LURC enforcing its own permit? I have not received the promised copy of the noise testing protocol.  I am awaiting information on this matter from LURC staff.

Harrison Roper

Houlton   207-532-3797

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Are there minutes for that hearing of March 4, 2009? If so, they should be available under the freedom of information act. Do you remember the names of staff?
To Joanne Moore - The staff person at the March 4th 2009 LURC hearing in Bangor was Marcia Spencer-Famous.
Harry Roper - Houlton 207-532-3797
Joanne Moore said:
Are there minutes for that hearing of March 4, 2009? If so, they should be available under the freedom of information act. Do you remember the names of staff?
Harrison Roper said:
Joanne Moore said:
Are there minutes for that hearing of March 4, 2009? If so, they should be available under the freedom of information act. Do you remember the names of staff?
Holy patootie! Marcia Spenser-Famous. The wife of Norm Famous who can't count birds and bats when hired to do so by the wind industry. Something stinks.

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

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"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."

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(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 https://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?" https://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.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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