International Appalachian Trail Gets $ponsor$hip $upport from First Wind

10/25/11 - First Wind sponsors International Appalachian Trail as it plans to despoil the views from the trail

 

This may have been in place for awhile, but we just stumbled upon it today - a First Wind Sponsorship of the International Appalachian Trail (IAT).

Your taxpayer dollars hard at work garnering good will for Appalachian mountaintop carver First Wind.  Note the photo at the top featuring Katahdin, where the AT ends and the IAT starts. It's probably taken from the Stacyville area which is already in First Wind's sights for a wind factory to feed its proposed 59 mile transmission line from Oakfield to Chester. There's talk of a national park here. I wonder if they realize it could be fenced in by 475' flashing turbines.

 

According to the IAT's website, the trail "celebrates the grandeur of our common landscape".

http://www.internationalat.org/pages/SIAIAT_Pages/aboutus

 

As you can see from the partial screen grab of the IAT map below, the trail runs right through First Wind's Mars Hill wind factory, a facility that has been destroying the tranquility, washing out the night sky and tormenting residents for years.

 

Source: http://www.internationalatmaine.org/Pages/SIAIAT_PDF/iatmarshill.pdf

 

Here's an example of what First Wind did to Mars Hill in building their wind factory in the previously serene and God sculpted countryside:

 

Here's where some of the people tortured by First Wind at Mars Hill live:

 

 

Robert F. Bukaty | AP
Windmills on Mars Hill Mountain tower over a home in January 2007, in Mars Hill.

 

http://bangordailynews.com/2011/09/25/business/maine-doesnt-need-wi...

 

Following is a closeup of Katahdin from the IAT website, again, likely taken in Stacyville, a First Wind target that already has at least one First Wind met tower. Majestic views of a western-like rugged mountain range are extraordinarily rare in the eastern U.S. Katahdin is such an extraordinary mountain that it's the end of the AT and the start of the IAT. Yet the Katahdin country in the photo below is in First Wind's sights and the IAT takes their money.

 

Source: http://www.internationalatmaine.org/pages/siaiat_pages/route_me

(Near site of possible future First Wind Stacyville Wind Subsidy Plantation)

 

What the Heck is This?

Source: http://maineoutdoorjournal.mainetoday.com/blogentry.html?id=7005

 

Mount Chase Section of the IAT to be Befouled as Well?

In Maine, the IAT/SIA connects with the terminus of the AT at Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park, then heads northeast in the direction of Mount Chase and continues on north to Mars Hill Mountain in Maine’s Aroostook County. It follows the United States and Canadian international borders northward to Fort Fairfield and crosses into Perth-Andover, New Brunswick.

 http://www.internationalatmaine.org/pages/siaiat_pages/aboutus

 

Well that's nice, because the following First Wind met tower application is very near Mount Chase. Why just spoil one area when you can spoil the entire area - including views from Katahdin as well as summits such as Deasey Mountain which are inside the area proposed for a National Park.

 

DP-4912 T 6 R 6 WELS - PE King Pine Wind Llc Resource analysis/surveying, Other 8/30/2011
MacLean, Billie

http://www.maineenvironews.com/Home/tabid/97/newsid628/15955/mid/62...

 

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Comment by MaineHiker on October 27, 2011 at 7:12pm

Sorry, I was asked resubmit this:

Folowing the failing long trail of lies and tricks, used by First Wind, to acquire consideration in town meetings for their industrial wind projects and for the Appalachian Trail scholarships now being handed out by First Wind for First Wind purposes, and when First Wind does not have the capitol to do so, we all know that we will pay for it in many more ways than just the money. and that is an insult to anyone who's graduated the 2nd Grade.

Comment by MaineHiker on October 27, 2011 at 7:09pm
Folowing the failing long trail of lies and tricks, used by First Wind, to acquire consideration in town meetings for their industrial wind projects and for the Appalachian Trail scholarships now being handed out by First Wind for First Wind purposes, and when First Wind does not have the capitol to do so, we all know that we will pay for it in many more ways than just the money. and that is an insult to anyone who's graduated the 2nd Grade.

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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