Look at the bids that came in for the various wind projects responding to the Mass RFP. Many were so heavily redacted that they provided almost no information as to where great swaths of Maine would be grossly transformed. Many pages were 100% black. Look at the Maine media's refusal to serve their readership with the information that former governor Baldacci, the creator of Maine's sweeping wind law, joined the board of the nation's second largest wind company - Avangrid (CMP). Or that he became their vice chairman in December 2015. Look at the secrecy with which now Senator Angus King shielded all eyes from the identity of his major financial backer, which was legally registered simply as "Bayroot", a Delaware shell company. We only learned that Bayroot was the Yale University Endowment when they received a $102 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy which Chellie Pingree lobbied for on King's behalf. Look at the fact that Chellie Pingree's husband, S. Donald Sussman, also the owner of the Press Herald and other papers in Maine, turned out to be the person who had given First Wind's owner, hedge fund D.E. Shaw, their start with a $28 million stake without any reporting on this from the Maine media. Look at the total absence in the Maine media of any reporting on the 11/15/09 Boston Herald story by Christine McConville that "the Massachusetts native" who helped found controversial wind-energy developers Cape Wind and First Wind had been partners with Oreste Vigorito, who along with 12 others had been charged in a probe dubbed “Gone with the Wind”. Look at the complete mystery as to how Gov Baldacci's wind task force drew up the map defining the expedited wind area. The wind industry is just about the most secretive industry there is, which is particularly egregious in that their lifeblood is the public's money.
Now read the following prominent and large article today in the Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram decrying the fact that Governor LePage has formed a wind energy commission that "will meet behind closed doors – out of view of the public or the press".