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Comment by Steve Thurston on March 30, 2018 at 10:28am

When I asked him  in 2009 about the risks for Maine's forests,  Alex Giffen,  then Director of the Maine Forest Service and Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Wind Power said, "Fires tend to burn up to the tops of mountains so a wind turbine fire will not spread.  And, we have our helicopter fleet."   Clearly the fix was in.  

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 29, 2018 at 6:55pm

Yes Penny this has the potential for a repeat of the Great Fire of 1825 if we had a thriving forest. Bingham Wind has never recovered from the 1965 (approx) fire. The rest of Maine never experienced 1825, as it mostly ran from Bangor up toward Greenville as some of the old-timers of my youth told the tales. 

 Who will pay the cost? But of course, we the plantation occupants. But it would clear the land for more solar and wind power. Maybe we could even expand our Blueberry Barren Lands and can become berry pickers, rather than cotton pickers.

Comment by Penny Gray on March 29, 2018 at 6:19pm

Eventually this is going to happen in Maine.  High winds, dry woods and a fast moving fire in an inaccessible location.  Who pays for the damages and the cost of fighting the fire?

Comment by Paul Ackerman on March 29, 2018 at 6:15pm

No doubt Angus and friends would rush up there with buckets to contain the fires

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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