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Frank Haggerty commented on Long Islander's blog post John Droz, Jr: Maine’s moratorium is by no means an isolated event
"Falmouth Voters Faulted For Wind Turbine Expense   The Town of Falmouth is guilty of assault and battery on the environment an environmental crime.The environment belongs to all of us.   Falmouth Massachusetts USA  Feb 24,…"
21 hours ago
John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post Former Sen. Boyle on leaving the race for governor
"He just got his butt handed to him. "
22 hours ago
Sherwin Start commented on Long Islander's blog post New Hampshire House backs bill to limit renewable energy incentives
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post New Hampshire House backs bill to limit renewable energy incentives
"People throughout New England are realizing energy markets are being manipulated to benefit the few at the expense of all and providing solution to nothing. How entrenched are special interests in making policy while our ignorant public servants…"
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post New Hampshire House backs bill to limit renewable energy incentives
"Maine should follow suit. Maine should get out of the  Regional GreenHouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)."
Sherwin Start commented on Long Islander's blog post NRCM slams solar decision by ‘out-of-control’ PUC
"HOW CAN MASS. BLOCK A GAS PIPELINE FROM COMING TO MAINE - will some one explain  that to me -please? THE NRCM  has been in  taking  "BRIBES"  from the wind power industry  to  FIGHT any  other…"
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Grant Driven Environmental Groups - Undue Influence
"Follow the money -- and you might need a passport."
Robert Powers commented on Long Islander's blog post Grant Driven Environmental Groups - Undue Influence
"...and it is a lot more than the grants that are paid....it would be interesting to look into some individual's finances and other possessions..."
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post NRCM: Wind Good, Big Hydro Bad
"I'm beginning to question the definition of the word "environmentalist" and the true agenda of "environmental groups"."
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post NRCM: Wind Good, Big Hydro Bad
"Thanks to Massachusetts' zeal to reach spectacular clean energy goals, the New England grid finds itself in painful operating situations. Massachusetts should concentrate it's efforts to non or low-emitting electric producing plants that…"
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
Deborah Andrew commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Massachusetts picks $950M Maine project as backup option in power deal
"As a resident of MA, I am appalled that my state government would even consider destroying the mountains and beautiful landscape of Maine for any reason whatsoever. Beyond this, neither industrial wind turbines nor solar arrays are benign or…"
Feb 16
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Time To Demand Wind Industry Refunds Ratepayers for their Transmission Con-Artistry
"You know what's good about this $1.4 billion dollar transmission project, even with all the accompanying deceit. Maine people won't get fooled again and the people south of us know it. Notice to wind developers : Maine is now closed for…"
Feb 16
Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post Another PPH Wind Propaganda Piece This Morning
"We know who funds this consulting firm.  Reed & Reed has financed what they tout as the "biggest crane in the Northeast" by erecting every wind turbine in northern New England.  From the rbouvier consulting…"
Feb 16
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post NEW: 28 Minute Video on Future of Wind Power in Maine - Hannah Pingree and Roger Katz
"A Blast from the Past from Hallie Gilman Blog Archive Direct Link http://www.windtaskforce.org/video/20160305-hallie-gilman-wgan ► Source ◄"
Feb 15
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Wife of Attorney Who Represented First Wind Interviewed First Wind Attorney Hallie Gilman on WGAN
"Blog Archives From posted Link above -- 030516-hallie-gilman"
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Former Sen. Boyle on leaving the race for governor

The company Jim Boyle refers to is Boyle Associates. When you go to their website, you see that among the clients they list are First Wind and CMP.  I believe Boyle was one of First Wind's expert witnesses for the Bowers project which of course failed but would have had devastating impacts on the world class downeast lakes area. 


I was never comfortable when…


Posted on February 24, 2018 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

NRCM's 2018 Legislative Priorities


Renewable Energy Policy Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is designed to promote the development of new, local, renewable energy resources that stimulate jobs, increase tax revenues, and strengthen Maine’s economy with low-polluting energy sources.


Posted on February 24, 2018 at 6:00am

New Hampshire House backs bill to limit renewable energy incentives

The action would be a major pullback from state law requiring that utilities must obtain a quarter of their energy from renewable sources by 2025................. The higher standards “will cost millions of dollars,” said Rep. Michael Harrington, R-Strafford “and that costs jobs. Every time you raise the cost of electricity you lose jobs.”

But it is not just the money, he added. People could pay more to use renewable but haven’t. Instead, the state was “forcing people to…


Posted on February 23, 2018 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Maine’s moratorium is by no means an isolated event

“Maine’s moratorium is part of much bigger picture or wider movement,” said Droz. “What happened in Maine is a continuation of a broader movement of concerned citizens taking place in numerous communities across the country.

“Increasingly, citizens are raising objections to new wind turbines out of concern wind turbines can adversely affect the health of nearby citizens and reduce the value of their property,” Droz said, citing a 2011 study by the Institute for Noise Control…


Posted on February 22, 2018 at 10:02pm — 1 Comment

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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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