EUT Co-Chair Berry Suddenly Concerned About Flashing FAA Lights on Towers (when they affect his district)

Rollins Lights

Guess we can't have flashing lights near the backyard of wind tower erector Reed & Reed. Why should Rep. Berry's district or Reed & Reed's district have to endure nighttime lights as those have done for years looking at Rocky Dundee in the photo above of the Rollins Wind factory near Lincoln? (Rainer Egle photo)

Neighbors seeing red over flashing lights on new CMP towers

Rep. Seth Berry, D-Bowdoinham, said it would have been nice if CMP had looked into lighting alternatives before installing the new towers.

“I have certainly heard from scores of individuals about it,” he said. “It is very disruptive to the nighttime beauty of the bay. A lot of folks have concerns about the impact on the wildlife, the avian wildlife on the bay which is globally renowned.”

WOOLWICH — When bright red lights began flashing on new Central Maine Power transmission towers near the mouth of the Kennebec River, neighbors within view were taken by surprise.

Neighbors said they were never told the lights, which flash white during the day but red at night, would be installed. Fog and clouds and the reflection off the water make the flashes of red through the night more prominent. One tower sits in Bath and the other on Chop Point School property, carrying lines across Chops Point. The lights can be seen from Merrymeeting Bay, and as far away as Pleasant Point in Topsham and Brown’s Point Road in Bowdoinham.

“First we noticed the white lights,” said Sarah Lambertson of Woolwich. She lives close to the towers on Temple Road.

“One day we looked out and my husband goes, ‘What are those white lights?’ ” Lambertson said. “The sunset had just come down and (the lights) turned red. We said, ‘This is not OK.’ ”

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Comment by arthur qwenk on July 26, 2019 at 3:23pm

In your backyard Berry, You EUT imbecile!

Comment by arthur qwenk on July 26, 2019 at 3:20pm

Put the useless green farces in Berry's backyard,the way the wind lobbied politican scumbags in Augusta did to thousands of Mainers who lost their civil rights under Wind Law 2008

Comment by Kenneth Capron on July 24, 2019 at 4:55pm

NICE LIGHTS - love the reflections.

Comment by Long Islander on July 24, 2019 at 2:26pm

Willem, didn't they change the state capital's name from Disgusta to Thugusta after the wind industry and legislature ran roughshod over rural Mainers?

Comment by Willem Post on July 24, 2019 at 2:18pm

It looks like Joe and Jane Maine Worker got screwed again.

There will be similar flashing lights offshore Maine and offshore Martha's Vineyard on 500 to 700 ft high wind turbines; HUNDREDS OF LIGHTS.

Welcome to RE nirvana., espoused in Disgusta.

Bring back the nukes.

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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