Arlene Gray Trudel: ‘Wind machines are out of place in the forest’

 

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‘Wind machines are out of place in the forest’


One of the groups opposing Industrial Wind’s intrusion on inland Maine (Friends Of The Highland Mountains) created a video that I shared with friends, including a Native American, Nukachee.

She watched, thoughtfully, then said, “Humans do not properly consider the Little Ones, but Little Ones are really giants in the scheme of things. Wind machines are out of place in the forest.

“Your rabbits will ‘dumb down’ because the flicker of turning props is a lot like wing shadows. Hawks and owls will catch them too easily. Before long, wolves, hawks and owls will sicken and die off because the rabbits were made stupid and got wiped out.

“Things will change in your woods. This is only one thing.”

Industrial Wind only promises economic development. It’s short-sighted, short-term, terribly costly in all ways, heavily subsidized through our tax dollars, given generously to foreign interests. Without storage capacity, any power it does generate will simply flow into the national grid.

With the desecration of our interior mountain tops and sky lines, tourism will suffer. Tourist dollars represent real, up-front money for affiliated Mainers.

In contrast to the airy concept of wind power, Madison Hydro (to name just one) still powers half the town of Madison, as well as some outlying areas, a century after its inception and installation.

Wouldn’t Maine be wise to turn away from faddism and foreign interests, investing in her own rushing rivers for state benefit, while at the same time providing for the well being of the Little Ones — the rabbits and other creatures? There are ways to do both.



Arlene Gray Trudel

Highland Plantation

 

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Comment by Whetstone_Willy on February 3, 2011 at 1:54pm
Comment by Karen Bessey Pease on February 3, 2011 at 1:44pm

Common sense from the lady in Highland Plantation and her friend! 

Oh, but that is refreshing to read!

Thank you, Arlene.

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"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."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

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CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(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 https://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?" https://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.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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