BDN - Why do selectmen push for 500' Tall Turbines when 89% of residents call their rural way of life important?

89 percent of residents categorize our rural way of life as “important” or “very important.” The plan’s land use goal says that new development should “be compatible with [Orland’s] rural attributes such as open ridgelines and scenic views.” Yet our selectmen have supported a plan for 500-foot industrial wind turbines.

http://bangordailynews.com/2015/03/09/opinion/contributors/its-no-w...

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 11, 2015 at 9:52am

Getting Ordinances in place, prior to a project application is a start to prevention. Just because an Ordinance today can not prevent a current project, they can be written to prevent future projects.

An Ordinance can be written such that it is not a prohibition, if desired, but a provision to allow local control for an initial say prior to an application process is allowed to begin.

For those that have never attended a Democracy Training School (class) they should for the simple purpose of becoming informed as to what we are up against in the Goverment Food Chain and how corporations manipulate the laws through our government to suit their needs.

As a Republican, (a believer in our methodology of rule) I am also a democratic person (a believer that our voice as people should hold the ultimate say in how our republic evolves to meet the needs of our citizens and nation). A Republic allows Democracy, so that Democracy can allow its evolution.

Become informed, speak out, stand strong. 

Comment by arthur qwenk on March 11, 2015 at 4:32am

Remember folks,the modus operandi and "business plan" of wind companies has not changed in Maine since the inception of PL-661 in 2008.The law was designed by big wind to destroy Mainer's rights and property, as well as Maine itself. It repeats its plan  time after time because subsidy scamming wind companies use tax payer money to destroy naive  taxpayer's rights and property .

They use base tactics . Consider the words collusion, corruption, bribery and  self-serving interests of the few over the rights of the many.

They know the game,do you?

Comment by arthur qwenk on March 11, 2015 at 3:51am

You don't need lawyers to fight this, nor do you really want them, initially.

Citizens should exercise their constitutional rights , hire private investigators , look into the relationships between the wind scoundrels , town management , certain landholders, and Expose It! Use Freedom of Information on all inter communications between  parties.

This is Green Fraud!

Expose it and  prosecute it .

This wind fraud was  planned to thwart our rights. PL-661 was designed to delete citizen rights by scoundrels ,and must be fought ,modified or expunged. Its creation will be Maine's damnation unless  stopped .

Comment by Nikki Fox on March 10, 2015 at 7:26pm

Eric, Orland does not have zoning (except for the state required shore land).  Thanks for staying up to date with our saga.  We're not giving up yet!  

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 10, 2015 at 7:00pm

Not even printed in Maine any more, so I am told. 

Comment by Martha thacker on March 10, 2015 at 6:33pm

Eric...when I was first censored on BDN , the online editor vowed and declared that they did not censor. After a lot of back and forth, he finally admitted it. I told him over the phone that was a start. But if they will go to such lengths to lie about censoring, you really can't believe their newspaper. All of the positives against wind farms are from the  editorial section.  State media . What is happening to ME from graft and criminality is covered and concealed by the newspapers. So they are guilty too.Subsciptions are down..big surprise.

Comment by Long Islander on March 10, 2015 at 11:20am

Here is the Facebook page for Friends of Dodge Hill.

https://www.facebook.com/friendsofdodgehill

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 10, 2015 at 11:14am

Free Press? The only Free part is for their Freedoms to access the truth, or hold back the truth and twist it to suit their profitability. Just tried to place a public thank you for recognition to individuals who saved my life after a heart attack, in some local papers. They will do it for an Ad fee of $39 to $56. Guess I will just send out personal cards of thanks, once I gather all the addresses of the individuals involved.  Just goes to show, grease their palms a bit they will listen to anything, even if they do not like it. BDN has become a poor excuse, for public informative reporting since my younger days. 

Comment by Martha thacker on March 10, 2015 at 10:56am

Now you have to sign in to even give a like on BDN online. Subsidies in our ha ha free market. And censorship in our ha ha free press.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 10, 2015 at 10:53am

If there are Zoning regulations, was this area zoned for industry? Did the Past Comprehensive Plan allow for this to be Industrial land? The entire leased land should be classified as an industrial site. I believe they are permitted by the DEP as such, are they not? I do not remember them being classified otherwise, such as parks suitable for human recreation or residential zones suitable for future human occupancy.

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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