Courtroom Drama: Beckford's Rebel Hill Farm v. Town of Clifton and Pisgah Mt, LLC. Weds, Nov 6, 9:30 AM Bangor

We will be before Judge Horton of the Business and Consumer Court for the second time. This past May he agreed with us that there was non-compliance and ordered the Clifton Planning Board to reconsider and make additional findings regarding some sound issues. They managed to make findings that affirmed their original 2011 permit approval. We are now representing ourselves and have written a brief and reply brief for the Court, and will be presenting oral arguments this Wednesday in Room 203 of the Penobscot Judicial Center. If anyone is interested in seeing our briefs, and/or theirs, we're happy to email them to you.  Sure would love to have your support in court!!        Good work everyone,  Julie and Peter Beckford

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Comment by James M. Talcott on November 4, 2013 at 10:35am
Good luck, wish I could be there.
Comment by Penny Gray on November 4, 2013 at 8:32am

Good luck Julie and Peter!!!!!  I'll be rooting for you.

Comment by Kathy Sherman on November 4, 2013 at 8:06am
I am interested in their briefs and yours, although I am not an expert by any means (only at reviewing EIAs) and the links to documents for previous decision. You have my support in spirit, though in body is not feasible.

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

 

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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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