Don't Make a Scene, Man! Scenic Impacts of Development

"Don't Make a Scene, Man!
Scenic Impacts of Development
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The Maine Judicial Supreme Court scuttled a $100 million wind project planned for Penobscot County, with 16 wind turbines generating 48 megawatts of electricity, because it was found to impinge on scenic views from nine nearby lakes. Around the same time,Portland, Maine voters decisively rejected a controversial ordinance meant to protect scenic views of Casco Bay threatened by intruding building developments.

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Comment by alice mckay barnett on February 21, 2016 at 6:06pm
Comment by Penny Gray on February 20, 2016 at 10:15am

That's extremely interesting, Kathleen Nelson.  Well worth researching.

Comment by Kathleen Nelson on February 19, 2016 at 11:23pm

So what's this I read in my local Vermont paper today:

USDA Giving $4.6 Million to Conserve Western Maine Mountains

"Augusta, Maine (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $4.6 million in support of conservation efforts in the western mountains of Maine.

Members of Maine's congressional delegation who announced the funding say the money will assist private landowners in improving fish and wildlife habitats between the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Moosehead Lake.

The Trust for Public Land will lead the project along with several partnering organizations.

Sens. Angus King, an independent, and Susan Collins, a Republican, say the project will increase financial and technical assistance for private forest owners.  They say it will also provide incentives for managing forests for habitat diversity."

Maybe someone up there in Maine ought to find out where this money is going.  It is an election year you know, and public pacification is the name of the game when you want the obvious losers to score a few points.  It stinks like weasel piss.

Comment by alice mckay barnett on February 19, 2016 at 9:11pm

"great' lakes

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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