Art Brigades
  • Male
  • Portland, ME
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share

Art Brigades's Friends

  • alice mckay barnett
  • Charlie
  • Joanne Moore
  • Frank J. Heller, MPA

Art Brigades's Discussions

Lewiston Brewer Sponsors MPBN, Claiming to be Wind-Powered Brewing -  a very good beer maker - has begun an ad campaign wrapping itself in…Continue

Started Mar 20, 2012

Lewiston Brewer Sponsors MPBN, Claiming to be Wind-Powered
3 Replies Brewing -  a very good beer maker - has begun an ad campaign wrapping itself in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by alice mckay barnett Apr 12, 2012.

For a laugh, Google "Saudi Arabia of Wind"
3 Replies

I was curious who might have first uttered that tired phrase. Try it. The results are hilarious (see them below). Pretty much every state and country that has an outdoors has gratuitously been called…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Art Brigades Feb 21, 2010.

Two Anti-NIMBY Consultants Talk About Manipulation

Attached at the very bottom of my post is a PDF. It is a sales brochure used by a Boston PR Firm which infiltrates ourtowns long before we get "wind" of a development proposal. In it they tell the…Continue

Started Jan 23, 2010

Gifts Received


Art Brigades has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift


Art Brigades's Page

Latest Activity

Art Brigades commented on Dan McKay's blog post Public Advocate Comments On Aqua Ventus, Stabs Governor In The Back
"Hobbins didn't write that brief.  It was Eric Bryant.  LePage could have appointed his wife to be Public Advocate, but it wouldn't change things.  The old guard runs the OPA, and the new appointee just goes along.  "
Art Brigades commented on Dan McKay's blog post Public Advocate Comments On Aqua Ventus, Stabs Governor In The Back
""There may be even more opportunity, as there are suggestions for offshore wind being the solut ion for islands in the Caribbean." The solution for what?"
Art Brigades commented on Dan McKay's blog post Public Advocate Comments On Aqua Ventus, Stabs Governor In The Back
""The Task Force also recommended that Maine act immediately to support the electrification of heating and transportation, the sectors responsible for the bulk of Maine families’ energy budget, for consuming the vast majority of petroleum…"
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Massachusetts picks $950M Maine project as backup option in power deal
"There were at least a thousand Maine wind turbines bid into the RFP. If Massachusetts insists on getting green power, much better to have this transmission line carrying dispatchable affordable hydro instead of unreliable expensive wind power.  "
Feb 16
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Greenwood board to hear about wind power project tomorrow night (Tuesday Feb 6 at 5:30PM)
"Calpine is likely to tell the selectmen "the proposed ordinance will basically ban our wonderful turbines."   The selectmen are likely to tell Calpine, "don't let the door hit you on the way out." People in Greenwood…"
Feb 5
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Northern Pass developer ‘shocked and outraged’ by rejection
""Plan B" and Plan C" include one in Maine, partnering with CMP. The TDI proposal in Vermont is the other.  It could be argued that the New England grid needs all three of these projects, especially because we seem unwilling to…"
Feb 2
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post NEW: Governor's bill LD 1810 would gut streamlined permitting process for most wind power projects
"  Today on a STRAIGHT party line vote (this shouldn't be partisan) the House voted to kill the bill ON REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE.…"
Jan 31
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Dylan Voorhees and Chris O'Neil in a 14 Minute Must-Hear Audio This Morning on Gov's Exec Order
"Listen to the WVOM show's callers after the two interviews:"
Jan 25
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor's Energy Office Advises They Did Not Broadcast Today's Energy Meeting
"To be clear, it wasn't a public hearing and it wasn't even a legislative meeting, so it wasn't operated under the Administrative Procedure Act (disclosure, notice, etc.). It was the Governor's office seeking public input via a…"
Dec 30, 2017

Art Brigades's Blog



Tory Ryden is guest hosting "Inside Maine" today. She announced that she will be talking at noon for an entire segment about "alternative energy" and how we can expand it at a time when "we have a governor who doesn't believe in alternative energy."

(Believe…is it a religion? ...Alternative…to what?)

Chances are she will have a guest who is in the wind lobby.

Tune in to 560 AM or you can listen live online (about a minute delay).…


Posted on March 5, 2016 at 11:34am

Bowers Decision Coming Today???

Stay Tuned.

Posted on December 3, 2015 at 1:12pm — 1 Comment

Arnold Sturdevant's 4-Part Series on the Maine Wind Scam

1st of 4 weekly installments in the Franklin Journal.

Posted on November 4, 2015 at 11:19pm

DEP Testimony by B. Blake on Bowers Wind Project - Environmental groups taking wind money

The mission statement of Natural Resources Council of Maine states, in part, that it is "a nonprofit membership organization protecting, restoring, and conserving Maine's environment, now and for future generations." 

In 2011, the NRCM position regarding Bowers Mt. wind project was "neither for nor against". What has changed? More money from the wind industry and their cohorts? Surely the facts from First Wind’s production reports to FERC should clearly tell NRCM that destroying…


Posted on November 25, 2013 at 8:26pm — 3 Comments

Comment Wall (8 comments)

You need to be a member of Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine to add comments!

Join Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine

At 4:49am on February 21, 2010, Tom Olds said…
Tanks Art. Tom
At 3:57pm on January 7, 2010, Long Islander said…
Here is yet one more investigative reporting option:
At 11:29am on January 7, 2010, Art Brigades said…
Awesome. Very helpful. I suppose I could have dug those out with some research. Thank you! Now please do share your feelings (or analysis )of how stringent it is.
At 9:20pm on January 6, 2010, Brian Raynes said…
I posted a couple of files on the documents page that you may be interested in. Let me know if you would like anything more.
At 2:51pm on January 6, 2010, Brian Raynes said…
In response to your questioning who may have a copy of what I referenced - what would you like a copy of? I have copies of almost all documents pertaining to this project, including the draft Permit, initial application, and much more.

As to the "ordinance" passed by the town of Oakfield, well, I have my own feelings as to how stringent it is.
At 4:42pm on January 5, 2010, Art Brigades said…
At 4:08pm on January 5, 2010, Whetstone_Willy said…
Could you please add a URL to the news article you posted - "More Sustainable Renewable Power for ME". Right now when I click on it I get a non-page.


At 3:58pm on December 27, 2009, Long Islander said…
Indeed, the PUC hearings are largely made up of paid reciters of the corporate line. That said, it is clear that there are many at war against the transmission upgrade and reading the transcripts reveals that many transmission upgrade opponents have not yet made the connection between the upgrade and the wind complexes. It is important that the two groups find each other and realize the similarity between our fights:

- a state government that is putting corporate interests above our welfare

- projects being jammed down our throats under false pretenses

- unnecessary projects

- scarring the landscape

- posing health risks

- feeding off the taxpayer or ratepayer - driving up the cost of living

- economically foolish

First Prize

NE Book Festival


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 (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 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?" 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.”

Not yet a member?

Sign up today and lend your voice and presence to the steadily rising tide that will soon sweep the scourge of useless and wretched turbines from our beloved Maine countryside. For many of us, our little pieces of paradise have been hard won. Did the carpetbaggers think they could simply steal them from us?

We have the facts on our side. We have the truth on our side. All we need now is YOU.

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

 -- Mahatma Gandhi

"It's not whether you get knocked down: it's whether you get up."
Vince Lombardi 

Task Force membership is free. Please sign up today!

© 2018   Created by Eben Thurston.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service