Baldacci's Avangrid Wants $2.5 Billion to Harden Grid With An Excuse of Climate Change

This newspaper article preserves a perfect record for the Maine media by once again never mentioning that the Vice Chair of Avangrid, the second largest wind company in America, is non other than ex-Gov John Baldacci, the creator of the horrendous expedited wind law. Why do they protect this heinous revolving door? Who does the media work for?

Despite all the protestations from politicians, remember that talk is cheap. Follow the ultimate outcome, not the words. Follow the money.

Want to be treated like a 3rd world country, a subject of Mass and the 1% "elite"? Keep tolerating the media and keep tolerating the do nothing politicians.

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Comment by Frank Haggerty on July 30, 2018 at 6:19am

Keep tolerating the news media agenda and keep tolerating the do nothing politicians.

Comment by Stephen Littlefield on July 29, 2018 at 8:25pm

Baldacci continues to prove that he's as corrupt as Angus King and just as uncaring about the taxpayers!

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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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