BDN - Wind Atty Juliet Browne Authors a Guide to Maine's Wind Energy Act

By Verrill Dana
Posted Dec. 28, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
Verrill Dana environmental attorneys Juliet Browne, Scott Anderson and Gordon Smith each authored chapters of the MCLE book entitled, A Practical Guide to Land Use in Maine. The guide covers topics ranging from licensing and permitting to wind energy and shoreland zoning.

Browne, author of the chapter on the Maine Wind Energy Act, provides insights into jurisdiction for review and permitting of wind energy developments in Maine, wind energy development standards, the review process for both expedited and small-scale developments, as well as modifications to the expedited permitting area. As the chair of Verrill Dana’s Environmental Law Group, Browne assists clients in all aspects of environmental law, including project permitting and compliance under federal, state and local laws, litigation of environmental matters in state and federal courts, redevelopment of contaminated properties, and a wide variety of natural resources-based transactional matters.

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Buy the guide here:

http://www.mcle.org/product/catalog/code/2170247B00

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Comment by alice mckay barnett on December 29, 2016 at 3:30pm

I do not believe J.Browne liked my testimony at the LUPC hearing about MiltonTownship when I asked if LUPC's decision is appealable.  Maybe Gordy Smith can rewrite the appeal law while he is at it.  For $150 it is worth using my given right to appeal and re appeal. 

Comment by Mountain View on December 28, 2016 at 2:40pm

They make money skinning us, then they skin us again when we buy the "guide" they wrote about how to get through the obstacle course they laid then they skinned us the first time. I wish the Juliet Brownes (not the name of the man she's married to) and the Gordon Smiths who pipe the tune in Augusta would just go away. Juliet Browne is well portrayed in "Killing Maine".  

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on December 28, 2016 at 2:40pm

I believe it is called " If you cannot impress them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullshit " 

Comment by Dan McKay on December 28, 2016 at 2:36pm

J Brown should write a book on how to intimidate LUCP commissioners at public hearings.

Comment by Donna Amrita Davidge on December 28, 2016 at 2:11pm
Please-

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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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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