BDN - Dems and a Handful of Republicans Strip Maine Citizens of Their Rights

This is the same bill that the House overwhelmingly passed just three days ago. 

Two bills to give Unorganized Territory more say in wind deals rejected by Senate

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The first bill rejected by the Senate — LD 1323, sponsored by Rep. Teresea Hayes, D-Buckfield — would have reinstituted the zoning process that was in effect before the Wind Act was passed.

The second — LD 616, sponsored by Rep. Larry Dunphy, R-Embden — would have opened a two-year window during which residents of any township or plantation in the expedited area of the UT could petition the state to take their community out of the expedited zone.

Proponents of the bills, including Sen. David Burns, R-Whiting, said it was about the rights of UT residents to have a say in what happens near their homes.

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Comment by Martha thacker on April 4, 2014 at 2:29pm

Glad to see in the comment section of this article 

(1) upcoming elections

(2) unconstitutional treatment of unorganized territory

We need some lists of scheduled appearances of future candidates for the legislature and governor's office as well as talking points .....

My 2 cents

The increase to rate payers for "upgrades" to transmission lines for the wind industry . The fact that this hike was not covered in any ME newspaper.

I would like to know if the states in between ME and Mass. are even  doing anything toward their "upgrades"..if they aren't , our rate hike is inexcusable and unlawful. Mass. has been the destination for ME wind from day one...despite the fact that there was no way to transmit the power. With a 20 year life span for turbines, this entire scam puts new meaning to cart before the horse. 

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/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

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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