HYPOCRISY: Wind Pushing Portland Press Herald Argues for Tourism Investment in Inland Maine

The paper writes:

"Of course, the tourism industry here will always be driven by the coast – that’s what people think of when they think of Maine. But in many ways, that is because the coast is where the investment and attention have gone for decades. Inland Maine doesn’t have the infrastructure and high-end offerings of the coast, nor does it have an identity outside the state."

I'm not sure I agree fully that inland Maine does not have an identity outside the state. After all, it was "On Golden Pond", not Golden Ocean. And last I looked, Redford and Nolte's "Walk in the Woods" was to end at Katahdin, not Prouts Neck. Maine hunting and trout fishing are anything but unknown and the legions of skiers at Sugarloaf and Sunday River probably know they're nowhere near a lighthouse. The same for visitors to Moosehead, the Rangeley Lakes, The Belgrade Lakes and a myriad of inland meccas too numerous to mention. How about the thousands of family camping vacations in the Maine woods? And didn't Thoreau write a book by that name?

But the place where the Press Herald really needs to take its head out of the beach sand is its advocacy of despoiling inland Maine with thousands of thunderous, flashing and out of scale wind turbines - and all their hideous gigantic transmission lines -- at the same time it advocates for investment in inland tourism.

If the newspaper is truly sincere in encouraging attracting tourists to inland Maine, it might first do no harm and stop scaring them away with the push for defiling our rural vistas.

http://www.pressherald.com/2016/10/11/our-view-investment-attention...

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on October 12, 2016 at 5:38am

Not to mention the inland visits to a summer home of the late Betty Davis to Bingham, a journey made by Stage Coach which was in those days (my grandmothers day) was a hard by comparison event. A trip made by many to Mt Kineo on Moosehead Lake by persons of fame to fortunes with many returns that was slow, rough and requiring many stopovers that would not be required by a ship to shore access.

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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