BDN - Transmission lines a motive behind East-West highway?

BDN - Transmission lines a motive behind East-West highway?


 
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Environmentalists see ulterior motive behind east-west highway; Vigue denies claims


Posted July 16, 2012, at 2:04 p.m.
Last modified July 16, 2012, at 5:33 p.m.
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Jonathan Carter, director of the Forest Ecology Network (left) and Jym St. Pierre, executive director of Restore the Maine Woods, speak out against a proposed east-west highway corridor at a press conference in Portland on Monday.
 
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Comment by Penny Melko on July 19, 2012 at 7:03am

Hi all. Tehachapi Pass checking in. I saw this post a few days ago and suggest you look at your regional or local plans for development. Transmission lines = infrastructure to bring in the housing and retail developers. It happened here in 2008 just after the Gov. Schwarzenegger made 3 concurrent trips to Bakersfield to meet with local government (and also get together with his mistress.) Seriously, start looking at industrial zoning changes and other signs like specific plans along those corridors and county level land use changes. I think you may get your answer. 

Comment by MaineHiker on July 16, 2012 at 8:41pm

Respond to this with the mafia in control,? Yeah, right.

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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