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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Lucas St. Clair says having industrial activity near national monument was in "his plan"
"Finally found the video, stashed away on a Blu-Ray Data Disk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=nXDtGao04bI"
Sep 16
Paula D Kelso commented on Long Islander's blog post Hydro-Québec moving ahead with contentious cross-border energy corridors amid local dissent
"Am I simple minded or wouldn't it be a lot better to just produce our own hydro power in Maine (like we used to) and avoid all those long transmission lines? Why must we put all our eggs in one basket? Capitalize on our strengths and temper our…"
Sep 13
Paula D Kelso commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Lucas St. Clair says having industrial activity near national monument was in "his plan"
"All this makes the environmental concerns about north woods logging petty in comparison doesn't it? Sustainable harvesting beats the hell out of blasting off mountain tops and logging roads fade in comparison to access roads to…"
Sep 13
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Lucas St. Clair says having industrial activity near national monument was in "his plan"
"One of the big selling points used in promoting this national monument was that it would bring tourism to towns in the Katahdin region such as Sherman, Stacyville and Patten. Unlike Millinocket and Medway, these towns receive very little Baxter…"
Sep 12
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Lucas St. Clair says having industrial activity near national monument was in "his plan"
"It was never intended to promote the growth of the Millinocket or Medway area. Again Mainer's were Duped. Now to research my Video Archives, for unpublished evidence."
Sep 12
Lenny Murphy commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Lucas St. Clair says having industrial activity near national monument was in his plan
"Companies looking for Federal money do not care much about anything but their primitive so-called priorities! Get a life, get a real job that does not force you to become a puppet of mis-directed capitalism! Lenny Murphy"
Sep 12
Paula D Kelso commented on Long Islander's blog post Mike Bond's wind thriller "Killing Maine" will be free on Amazon from Sept 11-15
"Sorry, my neuropathy acting up today. I didn't recheck the current price of Saving Paradise."
Sep 11
Paula D Kelso commented on Long Islander's blog post Mike Bond's wind thriller "Killing Maine" will be free on Amazon from Sept 11-15
"A previous post of mine. I wish all Mainers had known all this background information ten years ago about the relationship between the wind industry and the politicians here in Maine. There's no excuse for them not knowing…"
Sep 11
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
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post IN KATAHDIN'S SHADOW: Mining company plans to buy northern Maine mountain - PPH
"Association for the Preservation of Aroostook Waters https://www.facebook.com/AroostookWaters/"
Sep 9
Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post FTC Issues New Endorsement Guides, Takes Hard Line On Disclosures
"I don't think so Penny"
Sep 9
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post FTC Issues New Endorsement Guides, Takes Hard Line On Disclosures
"When you write a letter to the editor of a newspaper, they require validation of the writer's identity before they print it, and affiliations are mentioned by the author's name.  I wonder if these rules will every apply to commenting…"
Sep 9
Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post FTC Issues New Endorsement Guides, Takes Hard Line On Disclosures
"Sad to say, most of the commenters on the news articles are anonymous. I know my persona on those comments may be compromised by the Letters to the Editor I write, and the couple of Op Eds published, but since I use a few, . . . . . well maybe I am…"
Sep 9
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post FTC Issues New Endorsement Guides, Takes Hard Line On Disclosures
"This should be a mandate, not a suggestion."
Sep 9
Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post NEW from the EIA: Electricity a Virtual Non-Factor in Maine's CO2 Emissions
"We need to get this information out to more people than just on our site. Write letters, make phone calls, talk to your friends outside our circle, submit letters to the media, JUST GET IT OUT! Unfortunately I have to wait to submit to PPH and BDN…"
Sep 7
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post NEW from the EIA: Electricity a Virtual Non-Factor in Maine's CO2 Emissions
"Measured in Million Metric Tons, Maine is #3 behind only Vermont and Idaho."
Sep 7

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The Free Press: Major Article on Maine Wind Power Transmission

Those of us involved in the wind battle before CMP got to build its "CMP Upgrade" or Maine Power Reliability Project (MPRP) will recall that during the "sale" of this project to Mainers, the media hammered away about the project being needed for reliability -- primarily needed because of "aging lines" and population growth (despite population forecasts of next to nothing for both Maine and New England). What the Maine ratepayer almost never heard from the…

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Posted on September 14, 2017 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Wind Developers Must Stop Their Lies And Scare Tactics

The various companies currently operating in Palo Alto County would have us believe that their proposed 177-turbine project is all but a done deal. In fact, a neighbor of mine was approached just a week or so ago for permission to cross his land with connecting cables. When he declined, the man insinuated that they would be able to do so anyway. This is not true. If you don't give them permission, they cannot cross your land! What disturbs me most is the unscrupulous but highly effective…

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Posted on September 14, 2017 at 9:50am

BDN - Lucas St. Clair says having industrial activity near national monument was in "his plan"

Hopefully industrial wind in the monument's long touted nearby host communities is not in Mr. St. Clair's "plan" or definition of what is acceptable. Tourists seeking tranquility would be repelled by noisy and flashing turbine blight.

BDN - Canadian company wants to mine land near Maine’s national monument

Environmentalists have expressed concern about development around…

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Posted on September 12, 2017 at 1:14pm — 6 Comments

Hydro-Québec moving ahead with contentious cross-border energy corridors amid local dissent

According to ISO New England Inc., a non-profit group focused on transmission systems, between 7,000 and 8,000 MW of generation could be shut down in the next 10 years as state regulators scramble to meet their climate goals. In January, officials confirmed the 2,000-MW Indian Point nuclear facility, located about 77 kilometres north of New York City, would be shut down in 2020.…

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Posted on September 12, 2017 at 11:00am — 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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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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