"Let's see if any of Deborah Andrews points come up in the report. It is sensible to assume that all costs, avoided expenses and revenues, be identified for the 20 (30?) year useful life of the investment."
"Any lowering of First Amendment rights are the first step down the slippery slope. I am so thankful that Trump will control the next few SCOTUS appointments. That was the key issue, for me, in this campaign."
"Many Maine towns have adopted resolutions supporting the repeal of Citizens United decision. I was able to stop it in the City of Auburn when I explained to the then sitting City Council that this is simply an attack on our First Amendment…"
"It is interesting to note that the goal is to 'drop civics, and in general conspire to produce and unaware and compliant citizenry.' Better known, in my day, as 'brainwashing.' 1984, we have met you."
"What is to become of the turbines, towers and blades as they produce their final, expensive kilowatt? Should the legislature mandate a reserve fund for demolition and reforestation of the scarred mountain tops and ridgelines?"
"I am sure there are true believers out there that think they are 'saving the world' with wind and solar, but there are more than a few scoundrels who see wind and solar as a way to arrange for a direct pipe from the US Treasury to their…"
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."
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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