Incredibly Stupid or Blatantly Corrupt? Take your pick

If Roseate Terns forage out 10-15 miles from nesting sites and their nesting colony on Eastern Egg Rock is just 5 miles away, then how could it ever safe to have a huge deadly 6MW wind turbines in their foraging habitat?  Even as close as mile (see below) away from these colonies?                                                                                                                                   As for the "rising seas" conveniently mentioned at this USFWS site, it has not happened. But it will happen and turbines are a solution of sorts if you read over the wind industry's fraudulent research.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Then there is this statement that is worth noting because of all human activities, the greatest threats now facing terns or any species, is corruption and groups like Audubon selling out. ..........  "The following is provided as technical assistance only and is not intended as a comprehensive list of all activities that may affect this species."                                                                                                                                                                                                                         https://www.fws.gov/mainefieldoffice/Roseate_tern.html ; ....                             "During the nesting season, Maine roseate terns feed primarily in near-shore habitats (shall sand shoals, tide rips) on sand lance, and larval forms of herring, hake, and other small fish. Roseate tern foraging areas are not well known, but can be 10 to 15 miles or greater from nesting islands."    

                                                                                                                                     "Threats

Primary threats affecting tern populations in Maine are gull predation, habitat loss, human disturbance, food shortages, oil spills, offshore wind development, and long-term effects of sea level rise.  

Examples of actions that may affect this species


The following is provided as technical assistance only and is not intended as a comprehensive list of all activities that may affect this species.

On a tern nesting island:

  • coastal wind turbines

   

Within 1.0 mile of a tern nesting island:

  • dredging activity
  • aquaculture facilities
  • wind turbines
  • permanent or temporary increases in noise or disturbance between March 15 through August 15, including but not limited to major construction work and operation of low-flying aircraft (less than 2,000 feet above ground level)
  • fireworks displays"                                                                                                                                                                                                        All the federal employees responsible for the misinformation above need to be reassigned to some other job like building picnic tables because this is sure not happening.........                         

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Comment by Jim Wiegand on March 18, 2018 at 1:06pm

                                                                                                                                                               There is something else I want to point out from this recent article....... http://www.windaction.org/posts/47971-opponents-say-block-island-wi...                                                                     The decent folks in Maine should pay very close attention to this statement because it applies to all offshore projects including off shore of Monhegan Island............................“It’s true that the area where the turbines are have created habitat that attracts fish, which is good;"                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This statement is critical because what ABC birds, Audubon, the USFWS and this fraud of an industry will not tell the public is that these turbines will create a magnet for fish eating birds and these green energy ecological sinkholes will slaughter them. When the Roseate Terns and other species find these favorable foraging locations they will be killed. But unlike all the fake pre-construction surveys that will claim a low, minimal or even no risk, there is a 100 percent chance that a high number of these endangered birds and their offspring using Eastern Egg rock will be killed.   There is also a 100 percent chance of severe population declines over the life of the project.                                                                                                Do not let two faced Audubon double dip with this project. First by cashing in using fraudulent risk assessments and getting compensation mitigation, then cashing in after the slaughter begins with captive breeding efforts after the Eastern Egg Rock population is depleted.                                                                                      This is exactly what the sellout UK conservation group RSPB has done with Scotland's disappearing golden eagles.

Comment by Jim Wiegand on February 24, 2018 at 8:27pm

Good Job Frank.  As I have said many times, lies are routine with this industry and our cowardly government employees.

Comment by Frank Haggerty on February 24, 2018 at 8:14pm

Ram Island, located 0.8 km southeast of Mattapoisett Neck, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts is composed of eroded glacial till surrounded by scattered boulders. The island is the chief nesting area for Roseate Terns in North America -- In a wind study done for a land-based wind turbine in Mattapoisett 1.5 miles from Ram Island the study said there is no IBA in the area. We asked what did IBA mean? It meant Important Bird Area.

A Massachusetts state agency called the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative today called the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center financed the report.

The 23-page report lied and lied by omission on many other items. 

Our group in MattapoisettConcerned Citizens for Responsible Wind Power, was forced to hire experts at our own expense to counter the misinformation in the study  

No wind turbines were placed in Mattapoisett 

http://www.heraldnews.com/x897732795/LETTER-Mass-wind-turbine-sitin...

 

  

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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