Baldacci Comrade and Possibly Ex-First Winder May be Plotting New Wind Turbines Near Record Hill

Something seems to be afoot in Roxbury, ME with a company named RoxWind, LLC associated with attorney  John Richardson of Moncure & Barnicle in Topsham and a gubernatorial candidate in 2010, commissioner of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development under Governor John Baldacci between 2007-2009, and a Maine legislator for Brunswick between 1998 through 2006. Richardson also appears to be a member of wind farm builder Native Power LLC, along with Catherine Renault, former Director of the Maine Office of Innovation and science advisor to Governor John Baldacci.

Based on the size of this project some time back, it may qualify as a "Community Wind" project. Great, let's start building on to already intolerable eyesores and ear sores with community wind. I'm guessing they're planning to tie into Angus King's Record Hill wind monstrosity's transmission and they'll probably say that the once pristine land already has turbines so what's a few more? Community wind is potentially death by 1,000 cuts and community wind add-ons may date back to before the main and adjacent project's origination. 

Some recent Town of Roxbury Minutes excerpted below indicate things with this project seem to be getting active:

10/10/17

 http://www.roxburymaine.com/document_center/Meeting%20Minutes/2017/...

11/14/17 

http://www.roxburymaine.com/document_center/Meeting%20Minutes/2017/...

11/28/17

http://www.roxburymaine.com/document_center/Meeting%20Minutes/2017/...

12/27/17

http://www.roxburymaine.com/document_center/Meeting%20Minutes/2017/...

Roxbury agendashttp://roxburymaine.com/meeting_agendas.php

Roxbury minutes: http://roxburymaine.com/meeting_minutes.php

ISO-NE Customer ID's listing RoxWind

https://sandbox.iso-ne.com/static-assets/documents/2014/09/p_s_mont...

Roxwind, LLC ar Bizapedia

https://www.bizapedia.com/ma/roxwind-llc.html

The story  below is from 10/29/14.

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John Richardson was a gubernatorial candidate in 2010, commissioner of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development between 2007-2009, and served as a Maine legislator for Brunswick between 1998 through 2006.....Patton is Native Power's lead technical adviser and a former Northeast development manager for Boston -based wind developer First Wind.......

Richardson described the wind turbine proposal as a low-impact project proposed by Horseshoe Valley LLC, a newly-forming group which has four principals, whom he didn't identify.
When asked, Richardson said Bob Linkletter, a Roxbury landowner and logger, owns the land on which the wind power project would be operating. He said they are trying to create a 3-acre wind project with turbines that would produce between 7.5 to 15 megawatts of energy.

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/river-valley/2014/10/28/wind-power-p...

Let's hope that the battle tested wind fighters of Roxbury and nearby Rumford can give RoxWind hell.

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on January 12, 2018 at 11:08am

I thought when discussing Bowers, Project Creep was going to be an Evaluation Consideration.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on January 12, 2018 at 11:05am

Per Coordinates

Comment by Dan McKay on January 12, 2018 at 7:13am

The FAA has approved new 4 turbines in Roxbury, These are the coordinates are 44° 36' 48.82" N 70° 37' 10.03" W, 44° 37' 02.73" N 70° 37' 00.39" W, 44° 37' 15.68" N 70° 36' 58.75" W, and 44° 37' 28.53" N 70° 37' 05.15" W. Tower height 495!

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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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