Dixfield Planning Board table discussion on wind ordinance until Sept. 3

Dixfield Planning Board table discussion on wind ordinance until Sept. 3

....“I hoped that Mr. Carroll would be here so that he and the town could maybe find a number between 35 decibels and 42 decibels that would work for everyone involved,” Whittemore said.

....Jamison said he agrees that Patriot Renewables and the town should find something between 35 and 42 decibels for a nighttime sound limit.

....The Maine DEP sound standards for wind energy facilities are 42 decibels during the nighttime, and 55 decibels during the daytime.

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/river-valley/2015/08/20/dixfield-pla...

The DEP only sets Maximum Standards. This is not to say that a community can not set a lower standard for a better protection of those affected. Nor are the DEP Standards, Statute. In setting OSHA and NIOSH standards for exposure levels they are always the Maximum allowable levels or permissible. They recognize the right to, promote and encourage industry to maintain lower levels of potential harm. 

This community should not Compromise what they feel is acceptable, as this is how corporations nudge, nudge, nudge until it becomes viewed as acceptable by so many communities that it ends up in statutory law. A law that would be hard, if not impossible to get amended or reversed. And as always the corporations will push the envelope to its limits, with only an apology stating they will see to it. 

DO NOT COMPROMISE what you're able to control. If they have the capability to comply to your standard, and all else is acceptable as well, then is the time to consider welcoming them to the community. (though other communities may have objections in having to deal with the unsightly view from your decision. Something that should be considered as neighbors)

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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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