Another Swamp Dweller Influences Corrupt Politicians

Baker adviser helped energy firms land big Mass. contracts

From the Boston Globe is an article that proves that those making our decisions for us are motivated by cash in their own pockets, not the good of the people. Jim Conroy splits his time between promoting politicians like Charlie Baker and being a promoter for Vineyard Wind LLC and Central Maine Power Co. Isn't that a conflict of interests? I guess not in these corrupt days of the deep swamp. This is sickening to see this happening. There has to be a way to keep lobbyists out of the government. 

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/05/28/baker-adviser-helped-e...

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Comment by Barbara Durkin on May 31, 2018 at 10:15am

“Matthew Morrissey, former economic development director for New Bedford and the first director of the New Bedford Wind Energy Center.”

[helped] “pass a Massachusetts energy law that would launch a new American offshore wind industry.”

“Now he will head up Deepwater Wind’s Massachusetts operations, as the company prepares to compete for a piece of the action against DONG Energy and Offshore MW.”

http://www.nbedc.org/wind-energy/matt-morrissey-former-wind-energy-...

Comment by Barbara Durkin on May 31, 2018 at 10:13am

As the doors revolve in MA-

Jim] Conroy served as Baker’s campaign manager during the Republican’s successful 2014 race against Democrat Martha Coakley. He joined state government when Baker took office in January 2015 and served as a top adviser, ..”

“Jim Conroy, an experienced political strategist who managed Baker’s 2014 campaign and is a key adviser on his reelection bid, also worked with Vineyard Wind LLC and Central Maine Power Co., helping the companies beat out competitors for what will be two of New England’s biggest energy projects.

Conroy helped Vineyard Wind, a joint venture owned by Connecticut-based Avangrid and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, to win contracts that would enable a wind farm to be built with as many as 100 turbines spinning about 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard.”

“On the wind farm effort, Conroy works with Christian Scorzoni of Boston public affairs firm Travaglini, Eisenberg & Kiley LLC, which lobbies on behalf of Vineyard Wind...”

Comment by Long Islander on May 31, 2018 at 10:07am

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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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