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Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine Wind Energy Law Update from Juliet Browne of Portland Law Firm Verrill Dana
"Verrill Dana? Look who claims to have created wind friendly regulations & represents 90% of ME wind projects Verrill Dana Website- SunEdison: Wind Power Development We represent SunEdison in the development, permitting, construction and…"
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Paula D Kelso commented on Barbara Durkin's blog post Offshore Wind: U.K Supreme Court Finds Industry-Wide Design Code Failure
"A technology in its infancy and we're supposed to invest our future in it."
Nov 13
Barbara Durkin posted a blog post

Offshore Wind: U.K Supreme Court Finds Industry-Wide Design Code Failure

A U.K Supreme Court Ruling finds fundamental design code failure of offshore wind as proposed for the Atlantic and Pacific CoastlinesSource: Maritime Executive 11/11/17RE: U.K Supreme Court-'Landmark Case Changes Offshore Wind Legal Landscape'"fundamental failure in the industry standard design code"maritime-executive.comCase history-SUPREME COURT United Kingdom August 3, 2017 Summary-Offshore wind turbines, industry-wide, have serious design flaw-…See More
Nov 13
Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind industry crying about U.S. tax proposal
"That the Town of Falmouth failed to disclose to residents Vesta's warning letter about noise, (that required Town Administrator's signature), should be sufficient to support a Tort case for damages to turbine neighbors harmed by…"
Nov 4
Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind industry crying about U.S. tax proposal
"Wind Energy Isn’t a Breeze' is a Powerful reflection by Leah McBride on surrender of private property rights to Big…"
Nov 4
Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind industry crying about U.S. tax proposal
"Thank you for your eloquent eviceration of the biggest fraud of the 21st Century-sWINDle, Eskutassis! These multinationals LLCs are very predatory and usually much more sophisticated than small town politicians they dupe and exploit. When truth…"
Nov 4
Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine Tourism - Wind Developers' Defilement of Maine Finally Stirring Decision Makers into Action
"The more one knows about wind, the less they support it. It's interesting that this law firm takes full credit for shaping legislation that caused wind to destroy Maine's spectacular mountain views. Wind friendly regulations brought to…"
Oct 29
Willem Post commented on Barbara Durkin's blog post Cape Wind Lease Reaffirmed by Trump Administration
"Delete…"
Oct 17
Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post Ex-Gov John Baldacci's Avangrid Attempts to Silence Citizen Opposition
"Avangrid investigates a siting board member to force him to step down. Pictures are taken of his home. Inquires about him are made. Avangrid determined he is anti-wind, (well informed). Would Avangrid challenge a pro-wind siting board member? I…"
Sep 10
Barbara Durkin commented on Barbara Durkin's blog post The Wind Scam legacy of MA former Gov Deval Patrick public comment
"Thanks, Gary, very much. And, for all you do and have done, along with so many others @ WTF. (Lol! Is this intentional?), I'm most grateful."
Sep 9
Gary Campbell commented on Barbara Durkin's blog post The Wind Scam legacy of MA former Gov Deval Patrick public comment
"Barbara, YOU ROCK! Thanks for all you do."
Sep 9
Barbara Durkin commented on Barbara Durkin's blog post The Wind Scam legacy of MA former Gov Deval Patrick public comment
"I was prompted by a great letter to post this testimony today. Letter: Savoy wind turbine study is junk science Posted Friday, September 8, 2017 6:21 pm To the editor: To the editor: I am a mathematical economist. I have studied alternative green…"
Sep 9
Barbara Durkin posted a blog post

The Wind Scam legacy of MA former Gov Deval Patrick public comment

February 19, 2014Secretary Mark MariniDepartment of Public UtilitiesOne South StationBoston, MA 02110RE: DPU order #13-165 Best Practices for siting wind energy projects in MADear Secretary Marini:With respect to my oral comments offered in person to DPU Commissioner and Attorney Robert Shea, at the Gardner, MA DPU Public Hearing, regarding wind turbine siting practices and the Governor Deval Patrick Administration’s desire to diminish local control in siting of wind projects, these are my…See More
Sep 9
Frank Haggerty commented on Barbara Durkin's blog post Threats to marine & human life posed by offshore wind
"NOAA Needs Moratorium On Offshore Wind Over Whale DeathsBlowing Brains Out Of Whales And Dolphins - Low-Frequency Noise -NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-55 July 2016-- A Repeat of…"
Aug 12
Barbara Durkin posted a blog post

Threats to marine & human life posed by offshore wind

An email blast arrived in my inbox this morning that alerted recipients to a Perfect Storm threat to marine life. Consistent with my research, the offshore wind industry off the coastline of Cape Cod appears to be taking its toll.My response to "all" appears directly below. I have included the email from Frank H., to which I've responded.Your points are well taken, Frank. Thank you.This is the Perfect Storm advanced by political hacks and a "culture of ethical failure", MMS/BOEM.Expect the…See More
Aug 11
Barbara Durkin commented on Barbara Durkin's blog post DeepWater Wind formed by First Wind gets SLAMMED as a "corporate welfare program"
"DeepWater Wind displayed So Much Arrogance to the RI AG in 2010 BECAUSE, AG Lynch insisted that they get specific on the LLs. http://www.ripuc.org/eventsactions/docket/4185-DWW-DR-AG1(7-26-10).pdf Lynch left office. DeepWater was approved only…"
Aug 9

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Offshore Wind: U.K Supreme Court Finds Industry-Wide Design Code Failure

A U.K Supreme Court Ruling finds fundamental design code failure of offshore wind as proposed for the Atlantic and Pacific Coastlines



Source: Maritime Executive 11/11/17

RE: U.K Supreme Court-



'Landmark Case Changes Offshore Wind Legal Landscape'

"fundamental failure in the industry standard design code"

maritime-executive.com



Case history-

SUPREME COURT United Kingdom August 3, 2017 Summary-Offshore wind turbines, industry-wide, have serious… Continue

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

Cape Wind Lease Reaffirmed by Trump Administration

CAPE WIND THE UNDEAD



As legal pleadings and rulings go, Cape Wind is the poster-project for litigation. Cape Wind now appears shunned by many green pols who may fear its demise could affect their future earrings in the green private sector. But, Cape Wind limps forward even if without the blessing of MA Governor Baker.



There's Cape Wind Federal Register activity again-



"In response Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Cape Wind Energy… Continue

Posted on October 11, 2017 at 2:56pm — 1 Comment

The Wind Scam legacy of MA former Gov Deval Patrick public comment

February 19, 2014



Secretary Mark Marini

Department of Public Utilities

One South Station

Boston, MA 02110



RE: DPU order #13-165 Best Practices for siting wind energy projects in MA



Dear Secretary Marini:



With respect to my oral comments offered in person to DPU Commissioner and Attorney Robert Shea, at the Gardner, MA DPU Public Hearing, regarding wind turbine siting practices and the Governor Deval Patrick Administration’s desire to… Continue

Posted on September 9, 2017 at 10:43am — 3 Comments

Threats to marine & human life posed by offshore wind

An email blast arrived in my inbox this morning that alerted recipients to a Perfect Storm threat to marine life. Consistent with my research, the offshore wind industry off the coastline of Cape Cod appears to be taking its toll.



My response to "all" appears directly below. I have included the email from Frank H., to which I've responded.



Your points are well taken, Frank. Thank you.



This is the Perfect Storm advanced by political hacks and a "culture of… Continue

Posted on August 11, 2017 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

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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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