Expedited Permitting Area was created behind closed doors (BDN)

The Expedited Permitting Area was created behind closed doors. No minutes were taken of these meetings. The parties who created the Expedited Permitting Area consisted of former Gov. John Baldacci’s Wind Task Force, several environmental NGO’s and wind developers. Those few entities were the major drivers and designers of the rezoning of a large portion of rural Maine.

Karen Bessey Pease

Lexington Township

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Comment by Jim Wiegand on April 29, 2015 at 11:25am

This is also how the habitat for the California Condor was destroyed. There a similar meeting with the bird sellout group Audubon present.

Comment by alice mckay barnett on April 29, 2015 at 9:35am

Thank You Karen, for never giving up and continuing to write LTEs.

Comment by Whetstone_Willy on April 29, 2015 at 8:57am

Follow the Appalachian Trail.........of money.

Comment by arthur qwenk on April 29, 2015 at 8:51am

Comment by Jim Wiegand on April 29, 2015 at 12:21am

It is called corruption.

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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