The night sky in the World
Satellite monitoring of the artificial night sky brightness and the stellar visibility
Source: http://www.inquinamentoluminoso.it/worldatlas/pages/index.htm

Note that Maine represents the largest area of night sky in the eastern United States that is free of light pollution. Most rare indeed.

But NRCM cares not of destroying this night sky with the light pollution from the aircraft lights on perhaps 1,800 useless wind turbines.

Please see the reference to Maine's rare night sky made by the Maine Appalachian Club at:
http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/maine-appalachian-club-on

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Comment by alice mckay barnett on March 7, 2011 at 8:24pm
ohh  we pay for their lights'         we will miss our starry nights
Comment by Long Islander on March 7, 2011 at 6:10pm

More hypocrisy from the NRCM site:

 

http://www.nrcm.org/northwoods_slideshow.asp

 

Comment by Long Islander on March 7, 2011 at 6:00pm

When NRCM is fighting development, it invokes Maine's rare pristine night sky. But they have no problem pushing for 1,800 turbines with flashing aviation lights befouling this sky.

 

The following is from http://www.nrcm.org/documents/satellite.pdf

 

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"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."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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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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