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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post High court to decide fate of Northern Pass transmission line
"The Conservation Law Foundation is all wet, please pardon the pun. The base load and peak load plants that have been and will be closing cannot and will not be replaced or even displaced by wind and solar, neither of which provide…"
14 hours ago
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Greenwood stands up to corporate America
"Need more news like this-"
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Sherwin Start commented on Long Islander's blog post Sun Journal: Greenwood Ordinance Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Wind Power
"OUTSTANDING  GREENWOOD !!! CUTTING The tower Heights is one of the key elements of CONTROLLING   WIND DEVELOPMENT POWER IN MAINE! ATTENTION: The rest of the  TOWNS In the U.A. Of Maine - TAKE NOTE !! THE SHORTER  the Tower…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor's Energy Adviser Thrashes Wind, Solar and the Media for Publishing Garbage
"Go Jim!"
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Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post Sun Journal: Greenwood Ordinance Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Wind Power
"Amy, I am so pleased that as a Select Board member in Greenwood, you opposed not only the specific Calpine proposal but supported the incredible strengthening of your wind ordinance.  I expect you found this organizations's website to be…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Sun Journal: Greenwood Ordinance Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Wind Power
"Amy,your naivete concerning the wind issue in Maine is only superceded by your lack of history in the state concerning this issue. Read CTFWP posts years back herein to become more educated on the issue. Good luck!"
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Amy Wight Chapman commented on Long Islander's blog post Sun Journal: Greenwood Ordinance Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Wind Power
"@arthur qwenk: Please explain what you mean by "Not enough graft money was offered to the town officials." As a selectman in Greenwood who opposed Calpine's proposed project from the beginning and supported the folks who campaigned…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor's Energy Adviser Thrashes Wind, Solar and the Media for Publishing Garbage
"Maine Sec of State Criticized by Peter Schweizer's Crony Capitalism Watchdog Organization http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/maine-sec-of-state-criticized-by-peter-schweitzer-s-crony"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Sun Journal: Greenwood Ordinance Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Wind Power
"Calpine will be back with more of the  taxpayers subsidy money in an attempt to reverse their vote. Not enough  graft  money was offered to the town officials and vested interests to influence  the vote it seems.  Greenwood…"
Aug 7
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Sun Journal: Greenwood Ordinance Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Wind Power
"Calpine will be back with more of the  taxpayers subsidy money in an attempt to reverse their vote. Not enough  graft  money was offered to the town officials and vested interests to influence  the vote it seems.  Greenwood…"
Aug 7
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Sun Journal: Greenwood Ordinance Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Wind Power
"Logic and reason prevail! Hooray to the Greenwood residents for voting to protect their environment, their wildlife, their health and their property values."
Aug 7
Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Sun Journal: Greenwood Ordinance Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Wind Power
"Congratulations from another Mainer!"
Aug 7
Marshall Rosenthal commented on Long Islander's blog post Sun Journal: Greenwood Ordinance Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Wind Power
"Congratulations from Savoy MA!!"
Aug 7
Sherwin Start commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind advocate Maine Audubon lectures about the importance of dark skies
"NOW THEY want to clear and BULL-DOZE a SWATH They Maine FRom CANADA  so they can TRANSPORT POWER From HYDRO QUEBEC to MASS., Conn.,& R.I.!  THE  REsidents of Maine will not receive as much as 1 kilowatt of power from this …"
Aug 5
Sherwin Start commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind advocate Maine Audubon lectures about the importance of dark skies
"BOTH MAINE & MASS AUDUBON  HAVE SOLD OUT TO WIND POWER - Its a well know FACT ! Maine Audubon  DOES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DOCUMENT  BIRD STRIKES BY THE THE WIND POWER TURBINES OPERATING ON TOP OF MAINES MOUNTAINS - ABSOLUTELY…"
Aug 5
Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind advocate Maine Audubon lectures about the importance of dark skies
"Unfortunately Audubon has sold out to big wind, they get big payoffs and the birds of prey get slaughtered by windmills! Sounds like a disgusting sellout for Maine and the birds! Audubon's actions are reprehensible and should be shunned for…"
Aug 5

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High court to decide fate of Northern Pass transmission line

On Friday, Eversource appealed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court, seeking a reconsideration of the New Hampshire decision. The lawsuit claims the Site Evaluation Committee didn't follow its own rules. While Northern Pass has all federal and international permits lined up, the lack of state approval has blocked the…

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Posted on August 12, 2018 at 11:00pm

Mass residents raise issue with turbines

Buzzards Bay residents plagued night-and-day by four Future Generation wind turbines operating on Mann cranberry bog in South Plymouth have returned to the Bourne Board of Health seeking intervention and relief.

The board, however, says its jurisdiction does not extend across the town line. The board has been legally advised not to consider out-of-town matters already adjudicated by the Barnstable Superior Court.…

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Posted on August 12, 2018 at 7:47am

Greenwood stands up to corporate America

“It’s great for the small town of Greenwood because it shows that corporate America cannot push little towns around as much as they think they can,” Greenwood resident Norm Milliard said.

On Monday Greenwood voters overwhelmingly approved proposed amendments to the commercial wind farm section of a town ordinance, effectively banning such farms through a new tower height restriction.

The vote was 206-41.

........................When the results of the vote…

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Posted on August 10, 2018 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Governor's Energy Adviser Thrashes Wind, Solar and the Media for Publishing Garbage

Just go to the following links, click the arrow in the upper left and turn on your speakers. Mr. LaBrecque, who is Gov LePage's technical adviser on energy, makes some excellent points on energy that are grounded in the real world. For example -  how a penny more per kWh here and a penny more per kWh there quickly turns into many, many millions of dollars that can chase companies out of Maine and scare prospect companies away.

Mr. LaBrecque condemns the wind/solar industries…

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Posted on August 8, 2018 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

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At 9:10pm on June 17, 2015, Eskutassis said…

The arguments we have with those on the other side are really amazing.  I saw yours on the PPH article.  I posted one too.

At 11:13am on July 17, 2013, Peter Beckford said…

Yo Long Islander, can you do anything to give my blog post the widest audience, like emailing it on to everyone or something? Thanks a lot, Peter Beckford

We appreciate the steady diet of posts from you

At 8:03pm on July 14, 2012, Wind Scam said…
Wind Scam Artists strategies to destroy "America the Beautiful".
 
This is long, but it is worth scanning all of it. Be sure to download and search for your Reps. and Senators too. Don't forget to share with all.
This shows the backroom dealings of these wind scam artists and our politicians ramming this "Rip Off" unreliable and unproductive wind energy crap down our thro@@t.
 
Don't miss there campaign to save wind jobs that cost the American Taxpayer in excess of $8,000,000 each also, why because it come our of our wallets and purses.
Be sure to check out all their propaganda goals to destroy the Beautiful United States and make each of us pay for this destruction from "Fake Renewable Energy".
At 7:31am on February 29, 2012, Allen Barrette said…

Ok lets update Americas status first there are millions of abandoned homes from foreclosure, there is less electricity for lights,furnaces,etc. being used today  so we all can relax with the scare of congesting our grids. There is plenty of current being generated at the moment. So what steps do we take to rid our lands of the dinosaur turbines that this foreign company called first wind first and they are not from New England originally folks. The office in Boston is just a front to be what they thought was going to be action. Obama our fearless leader wants to keep this going,The wasteful spending, allowing the companies to change names as fast as the sun sets,how they do business,How they are awarded these funds I'll never understand because there is in my opinion no practical method in deciding who gets funding for these energy projects. I am disgusted at this administration, If you were working in my company I"d fire you for insubordination, you know your not suppose to use public money for your personal interests. It has to be personal because it surely is not a public interest  Shame on you ----- Got Vision           

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At 8:08pm on March 27, 2010, Mary Elen Marucci said…
HI, Ita a geodatabase I am building with two others as a project in intro GIS. Has to do with state and local ordinance rules affecting possible sites in a particular town. I enjoyed your picture gallery. Mary Ellen
At 10:52pm on March 14, 2010, Joanne Moore said…
Thanks for the link to the report. Geeze, these guys say just what industry pays them to say. Wow! The Name Norm Famous reminds me of one of the Lounge Lizards wannabe types. Very interesting to know he is the husband of Marcia Spenser-Famous. I had a sneaking suspicion he was. The name is unusual, if not famous. Heh. Another conflict of interest, ya think?
At 11:28am on January 24, 2010, Art Brigades said…
Investigative reporting.... We need to whip this beast a little better.

Interesting to read Tux Turkel's piece this morning. While his focus was narrowly on noise, and only at Vinalhaven, it surely helped puncture the huge bubble just a bit. More noteworthy than what he wrote was what he did not write.

How he could interview Hanna Pingree and NOT ask her why she withdrew her turbine noise bill is either abject stupidity or laziness. Legislators regularly rush to the statehouse with a new bill whenever a constituent says "there oughtta be a law..."

Could it be that he didn't ask the Speaker of the House (who can get anything she wants to a public hearing) why she doesn't think this is worthy of a bill, or why she isn't raising holy hell over getting a hearing???

It would be one thing if her district was Old Orchard Beach, but these are HER constituents who are under the bus!! Investigative reporting??? Please. One doesn't need to be a political veteran to know that the ties that bind among the Pingrees, Baldaccis, Adamses, and the wind mafia are very tight indeed. Turn a blind eye to a monumental calamity in your state, district, and town why? To repay political favors? Now that's a story that'll sell papers.

Turkel needs to pursue this angle. He also needs to expose the tragic economic realities of this trojan horse that has been wheeled into Maine.
 
 
 

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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  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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