Bangor Daily News 2009 Poll: "Would You Want A Wind Turbine Located In Your Town?"

The results are just a tad different than the recent poll that the wind industry paid for. Boy, wouldn't they like to totally silence us?

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Comment by Harrison Roper on July 5, 2010 at 4:42pm
No, No, No. We have to look at and listen to 11 of them at Stetson II,a nd that is more than enough.
Comment by Connie Henderson on July 5, 2010 at 8:12am
Absolutely Not and did the work to keep the damage, the lack of sleep, the lack of care, the lack of respect for anything but money away from my town. I advise all to do the same. There was NO plus in it for almost anyone but the Companies' bosses. Like the banks that hit and run.
Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on July 4, 2010 at 2:35pm
64% against a wind turbine in their town.

What would the percentage be if the question would be "Would you want an industrial wind complex in your town with 400' tall turbines near your home?"
Comment by Karen Bessey Pease on July 4, 2010 at 1:36pm
The numbers are definitely a bit more realistic than the results of Wednesday's poll which was conducted at the request of Reed and Reed...

Thanks for sharing. I wonder how to get those numbers out to the public and the media. Another perspective is always a good thing to have.

Happy Independence Day, my friend. :o)

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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 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?" 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.”

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