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Give these crooked bastards the hell they deserve

Over 300 comments came in yesterday about the wind industry proposal to allow the wind industry to harvest  6200 eagles annually.  Most of them are giving these crooked bastards hell.

 

https://www.regulations.gov/docketBrowser?rpp=25&so=DESC&sb=commentDueDate&po=0&dct=PS&D=FWS-R9-MB-2011-0094

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Added by Jim Wiegand on July 5, 2016 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

A little big brother at work and a great comment submitted from the OSAGE

With the Eagle slaughtering proposal comment period ending tomorrow, I thought I would point out a little big brother at work.                                                                                                                                                          If you click on the main site it says................ Comments

309 Comments Received                                                                             …

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Added by Jim Wiegand on July 4, 2016 at 6:04pm — 1 Comment

ISO-NE Market Watchers: Please Explain This Scenario

Should a wind project owner enter into a good faith sales contract for it's output by power purchase agreement with another entity and also be able to set a negative price into the wholesale real-time market ?  Isn't the power purchaser compelled to pay the wind project owner by terms of the PPA and also pay the market in this circumstance ?

Added by Dan McKay on July 4, 2016 at 5:27pm — 5 Comments

Eagle Kill Comment To USFWS July 5 DEAD line

Thanks to Jim Wiegand I was reminded to comment.

https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=FWS-R9-MB-2011-0094-1370&p=1

Your Comment Tracking Number: 1k0-8qki-qouh…

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Added by DarrylMueller on July 4, 2016 at 2:47pm — 1 Comment

SunEdision Motion to Sell Property Free and Clear of Liens (July 1, 2016)

SunEdision asking for yet another break?



Court Name: U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Southern District of New York

Case Number: 16-10992-smb

Party Name: SunEdison, Inc., et al.,

Filing Type: Bankruptcy, Office: 1 Chapter: 11 [Motion, Sell Property Free And Clear of Liens Under Section 363(f) (Fee)]

Date Published: July 01, 2016…

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Added by Long Islander on July 4, 2016 at 12:16pm — No Comments

PPH - Sierra Club Maine Attacks Gov LePage's Stance on Wind Power

The governor’s environmental policies are consistently outmoded and self-defeating. A case in point is his irrational opposition to necessary clean energy development like solar and wind.........

Becky Bartovics

North Haven

Tony Donovan

Portland

Executive Committee chair and vice chair, Sierra Club Maine…

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Added by Long Islander on July 3, 2016 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Getting paid to tell lies

     http://www.newfalconherald.com/index.php?Month=07&PrintDay=02&Year=2016  ;      

Steve Forrest, the Rockies and Plains program coordinator for Defenders of Wildlife said………….“The burrowing owls left because the prairie dogs left,” Forrest said. That is not surprising since the owls prey on the prairie dogs, he said. The coyotes likely left because…

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Added by Jim Wiegand on July 2, 2016 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Eagle Harvest comments and file submitted- Closing Deadline July 5

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Added by Jim Wiegand on July 1, 2016 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Town Hall to be held in Moosehead area on Wed July 13

Town Halls to be Held in Boothbay Harbor and Greenville

June 30, 2016

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage has announced he will hold his next town halls in Boothbay Harbor and Greenville. On Wednesday, July 6, Governor LePage will deliver remarks in Boothbay Harbor about moving Maine forward and answer questions from residents. The Governor will be in…

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Added by Long Islander on June 30, 2016 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

Dixfield board to decide on wind ordinance in July

"Dixfield…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on June 30, 2016 at 12:36pm — 3 Comments

Wind energy project proposed for Thurston, Lewis counties

Though this is in Washington State, given the lack of any massive amount of remaining Maine forest for a company such as Weyerhaeuser and knowing its "Record of Willful Environmental Destruction" ,  I have to wonder if their intent of purchase from Plum Creek and others in Maine is for the purpose of leasing to RES and…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on June 30, 2016 at 11:24am — No Comments

Yet Another Foreigner Feasting on Fools: Brookfield Emerges as ‘White Knight’ for SunEdison’s TerraForm

The company was founded in 1899 as a builder and operator of electricity and transport infrastructure in Brazil; the company's earlier name of "Brascan" reflected this history ("Brasil" + "Canada").[10] The company provided electricity and tram services in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and the Brazilian side after the split is still known as "Light", short for Brazilian Traction, Light and Power Co. Ltd.[11] Over the next century, the company expanded and it is now an owner and operator of…

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Added by Long Islander on June 29, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Lisa Linowes: A populist revolt against wind? It’s happening!

“With each oversized, out-of-scale, in-your-face wind project presented, scores of people join the not-so-quiet ‘war on wind’ raging nationwide.....We could go on describing the intense fights now happening in New York, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, New Hampshire, Maine, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Massachusetts ... you get the picture. But don’t expect big media to notice. After all, these fights don't fit the national narrative honed by the wind industry that up-plays the image…

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Added by Long Islander on June 28, 2016 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Trump in Bangor - Bangor Daily News and Portland Press Herald

The countries which Mr. Trump says are laughing at us surely must include those helping themselves to our moronic wind subsidies in the land of $19 trillion debt.…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on June 28, 2016 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Passadumkeag Wind project photos

I have returned from a brief stay at Mattakeunk Lake in Lee and while I was there, I traveled out to Passadumkeag Mt., a project that should never have happened.  Brief background: the opposition to this project convinced then-DEP Commissioner Patty Aho and key staff to tour the region prior to the second public meeting at the Greenbush school auditorium.  The Commissioner heard hours of passionate testimony and the DEP issued a denial of the project based largely on the scenic impact on…

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Added by Brad Blake on June 27, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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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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