Mainers Bribed and Gagged - "They all get rich while the townspeople get sick"

Please see the comments below from Alice McKay Barnett, Gary Campbell and Penny Gray.

Residents seek info on wind power project

..... “Also,” she said, “there are often economic benefits to the surrounding towns. There are payments to gas stations, stores and motels. There's a pretty significant indirect benefit to the uninvolved surrounding communities.”.......The Maine Land Use Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Bethel Inn to discuss the Milton Township petition......

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/oxford-hills-bethel/0001/11/30/pitts...

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on August 8, 2016 at 9:14pm

Expansion creep has happened along the Bangor Hydro Consolidated line to allow for Gas and Electrical to be routed the same path for most of the way. It has happened as the power comes from the north from the recently built MEPCO 5.2B line along portions of a ROW and given the new proposed line from Aroostook County for Wind by again MEPCO, that ROW will bring claims of a further need of expansion along with new creation in some communities while expanding the existing smaller ROW's.  The dog leg to Pittsfield, planned so many years back was a preplanned expansion (Buildout) which will again be expanded outward with this new proposal and its new massive Substation with the 100 acre option to purchase land. If CMP gets its future plan approved, the one mentioned with the MEPCO project recently in the media, they will have essentially the path that Peter Vigue proposed for the East West Transportation / Utility Corridor but for 25 miles.  The Gap closes........ 

Comment by Penny Gray on August 8, 2016 at 8:08pm

Unless DEP and LUPC puts a stop to it, industrial expansion creep will be the death knell of Maine.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on August 8, 2016 at 7:47pm

@Alice McKay Barnett: Expansion Creep is like the Stetson I and then Stetson II expansion. Attached to the first project, but enlarged later. This is also how Utilities expand their Right of Ways once established they are seldom refused expansion ability, thus they creep outward and larger.

Comment by alice mckay barnett on August 8, 2016 at 3:43pm

what is expansion creep?

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on August 8, 2016 at 9:27am

Maine Media outlets used by Stop the Corridor Coalition (may need some updating) if this is useable. It does not hurt to hit them all to keep this issue in the public eye. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j47N-xf3SFrxhqakVm8MaSos7rKNKF-...
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j47N-xf3SFrxhqakVm8MaSos7rKNKF-...

Comment by Penny Gray on August 8, 2016 at 8:46am

Alice, can you post your LTE's to this site?

Comment by alice mckay barnett on August 8, 2016 at 8:22am

Sun Journal published my LTE's.....I will write more.  everyone should write once monthly. 

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on August 7, 2016 at 1:15pm

LePage said "No to Wind in Greenville's Moosehead region" and No to More wind in "Maine's Western Mountains" Write him and see how good he is at his word............... 

Comment by Long Islander on August 7, 2016 at 1:05pm

I believe there is also "expansion creep" on Angus King's  Record Hill project in Roxbury.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on August 7, 2016 at 12:57pm

Though this project may be owned by a different Shill, it looks to me like the project is the same as an expansion creep that was to be avoided as per comment of former commissioner Aho back during the Bowers Mtn era. 

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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