There have been amazing public comments submitted to the PUC in opposition to the idea of an Austrian wind company being allowed into the Maine Community Based Renewable Energy Program. Keep 'em coming!! And now, in the opposite corner, we have Parker Hadlock, General Manager of Wind Energy Services for Cianbro. Cianbro is the contractor. If you want to see how the industry frames the travesty that is industrial wind in Maine, take a look. I'll try to include the file here, or you can look…Continue
In Dec. 2013, after nearly four years of basic wind warrioring, the Business and Consumer Court agreed with the Beckfords of Rebel Hill Farm and vacated Pisgah Mt, LLC's permit. The Court concluded the Clifton Planning Board did not enforce the ordinance that Pisgah was unable to comply with. At that time we wondered if the town government would know it was time to fold 'em. Nope!! After having wasted $75,000 in their legal support of Pisgah, the Select Board gave the Planning Board…Continue
The Business and Consumer Court (Judge Horton presiding) "grants the appeal of Peter and Julie Beckford and vacates the approval of Pisgah's industrial wind energy project." The sentence pretty much leapt off page 1 of the December 11 decision. As our favorite Red Sox announcer would say, "Had 'em all the way!"
So maybe travelers won't be seeing five 450' turbines as they pass Bangor on the interstate. Maybe life will return to normal for the many Clifton residents who have had to…Continue
We will be before Judge Horton of the Business and Consumer Court for the second time. This past May he agreed with us that there was non-compliance and ordered the Clifton Planning Board to reconsider and make additional findings regarding some sound issues. They managed to make findings that affirmed their original 2011 permit approval. We are now representing ourselves and have written a brief and reply brief for the Court, and will be presenting oral arguments this Wednesday in Room 203…Continue
We are 3.5 years into our battle vs the Pisgah Mt LLC 5 turbine development behind our farm in Clifton, about 15 miles and clearly visible from Bangor. (You see Clifton's hills and bluffs as you approach Bangor from the south on 95).
Things seem to be turning our way since the Business and Consumer Court has sent our Planning Bd an order to justify their decision to grant a permit (in 2011), a decision that the Judge said he resisted vacating. There are some pretty obvious issues of…Continue