LUPC

Development Expansion Plans




Eric,

Thank you very much for our conversation. I’ve included an attachment of LUPC’s proposed new locations for development. As I mentioned, LUPC will host public information meetings in Bingham and Millinocket. The Bingham meeting is on April 2 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bingham Town Office. LUPC’s April 11 meeting (Spectacular Event Center Bangor) will offer an opportunity for public comment on the proposal.

Please feel free to send me any questions, and thank you again for your time.

All the best,

Carly

Carly Peruccio
Forests and Wildlife Outreach Coordinator
Natural Resources Council of Maine
3 Wade Street, Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 430-0118
www.nrcm.org

LUPC%20Statewide%20Map.pdf


Carly Peruccio
11:58 AM (6 hours ago)

Eric,

Yes. If the proposal is accepted, then LUPC would rezone to allow for commercial, industrial, retail, and residential development in the gold zones. The striped zones would allow for residential development. One thing to keep in mind is that this map doesn’t include conserved land or conservation easement land, which would take some gold areas off the map. LUPC hasn’t made this map publicly available.

Thanks for your question,

Carly

Carly Peruccio
Forests and Wildlife Outreach Coordinator
Natural Resources Council of Maine
3 Wade Street, Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 430-0118
www.nrcm.org

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on April 3, 2018 at 7:28pm

 
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Comment by Sherwin Start on March 31, 2018 at 10:51pm

THANK YOU FOR FOREWARDING THIS INFORMATION - I WIIL/SHALL MAKE MY  CONCERNS  KNOWN to the LUPC !!

Sherwin Start  Ph.D.

Comment by Sherwin Start on March 31, 2018 at 10:49pm

THE LUPC  IS GOING TO DESTROY  THE RIVERS ,STREAMS,BROKS and LAKES - SOME OF THESE  LAKES ARE PRIME WILDLIFE HABITAT AREAS . Many of the  RIVERS  are  TROPHY FISHING STREAMS  and in addition they  provide potable water for existing  community's . WHAT ARE THEY THINKING ! MANY Of the LAKES are water supply's for villages . CAN The INFRASTRUCTURE In any of these areas  handle the additional  LOAD that is going to be placed upon them? DOES THE LUPC planning to  provide  funding for the additional SCHOOLS that will be Required? Does the LUPC-Plan on providing  the additional  FIRE & Police that WILL Be Necessary  to sustain the EVER Expanding  Population  and personal property ? ARE THE SOILS suitable to sustain  SEPTIC SYSTEMS - AWAY from the RIVERS,STREAMS & LAKES ? IS there  sufficient POTABLE Water  Available - CRUCIAL  for  RESIDENTIAL ?SEASONAL?COMMERCIAL EXPANSION? WHERE  is the  POWER going to come from to provide ENERGY To HOMES & Business? 

BEFORE THE LUPC decides how these  REGIONS  Are to be ZONED- All of these Questions Have to answered   AND THERE ARE MANY MORE CONSIDERATIONS  that have to be addressed !!

SHERWIN START   

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 31, 2018 at 9:10am

Comment by Sherwin Start on March 30, 2018 at 11:42pm

WHO is LUPC ???

I am 100%  against any future  WIND DEVELOPMENT  PLANNING in  the State of MAINE !

IT Is Literally destroying This  STATES GEOLOGY and  MORE IMPORTANTLY its ENVIRONMENT..

THE STATE OF MAINE IS LITERALLY BEING USED  as a power generator for  the STATES that lie to the South of us ! THE only  VERY TEMPORARY advantage- is the very few  very short lived construction  Jobs it provides ! WIND Power has done absolutely  nothing to  lower the  POWER  (ELECTRICITY)  Rates to ANY Of its  CITIZENS. Wind Power has done absolutely NOTHING  to reduce this states dependence on Fossil Fuels. WHY DOES THE STATE OF MAINE  HAVE TO BE DESTROYED  to PROVIDE POWER  for other STATES ? WHY CAN'T  THE STATES THat NEED THE POWER -GENERATE THE POWER IN THEIR OWN STATES ?

MAINES MOUNTAIN TOPS  ARE TO  BE USED FOR THE BENEFIT  OF THE PEOPLE OF MAINE- NOT THE PEOPLE OF MASS.,CONN.,R.I.,N.Y., or N.J... 

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 30, 2018 at 4:47pm

Note the Gold Colored areas along the western shores of Moosehead Lake, all within Somerset County. Proposed Wind Development Areas that are being fought.

Then the Area going further west then South along the Western Side of the Kennebec, where they once proposed as many as 5 wind farms, which I believe escaped momentarily, since this proposal may be once again trying to allow that zone under a different guise of operation. Re-Zoning, rather than Expedited.  

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on March 30, 2018 at 10:14am

The following tells the story of how a map came to harm Mainers with "expedited wind". This is from the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting.

http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dul...

After proposing major changes to state law that would speed up the review of wind power projects, Gov. John Baldacci’s wind power task force members went one step further: They made a map. Without the map, the law would just be a set of rules. The map was essential because it showed where wind turbines could go to get fast-track consideration.

The map designated all the organized towns and about a third of the unorganized territory as the state’s “expedited wind zone” where that speedy consideration of projects would take place. The task force also proposed to allow the Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) to expand the areas if applicants met certain standards.

How that map got drawn is not clear from the official record of the task force’s meetings. That’s because summaries for the last two meetings don’t exist, says task force chair Alec Giffen’s secretary, Rondi Doiron.

“Everyone was working straight out on getting the report done and no one had time to get the summaries done,” Doiron wrote in an email to the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting.

But Giffen and others freely describe the map’s genesis: First, Giffen consulted with the developers’ representatives one-by-one, as they were loathe to share proprietary information with competitors.

Then he went to the environmental groups and asked what areas they wanted to protect. Then he came up with a proposed map designating expedited wind development areas.

“I integrated, based on what I knew about what areas were important for what kinds of uses,” said Giffen, “presented it to the task force and got concurrence that the way in which it was outlined made sense.”

Others describe the map-drawing process as a last-minute rush to get the task force’s report done in time for legislators to consider as they neared the end of a short session.

“There was a lot of ‘Here, here, here and here’ and ‘No, no, no and no,” during the map debate, said task force member Rep. Stacey Fitts, R-Pittsfield. “It changed several times.” Maine Audubon’s Jody Jones described the process as “I want this in, I want this out.” Whatever the process looked and sounded like is lost to the public record because no minutes were taken or recorded.

And that, says Sun Journal managing editor Judy Meyer, who’s also vice president of the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition, is “shocking.”

Maine law doesn’t require groups like the governor’s wind task force to memorialize deliberations, says Meyer.

“There’s no requirement that they record their meetings or produce minutes,” she says. “What smells particularly about this is that there are some summaries and not others. That’s a real eyebrow raiser. You’d think a governor’s task force would have the ability to keep minutes of its proceedings.”

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on March 30, 2018 at 9:31am

Who is deciding what here and what are they basing their decisions on? I know after the expedited wind map was drawn up, none of the Baldacci wind task force could explain how the decisions were made. No record was kept. Is that the case here? Why does NRCM have documents that have not been made public?

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 30, 2018 at 9:28am

Click on Agree to Terms, then Click OK to view the map of conservation lands in Maine.

Note the overlay of both the LUPC proposed areas and Conservation Lands.
I have to wonder How Many the NRCM will Swap or allow to be Swapped for new Conservation lands.
Maine it seems is not much more than a bargaining chip for the glorification of the Few wealthy donors at the expense of the Many Maine Citizens and its life-sustaining Natural Resources.

http://maine.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=bfd1a3...

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

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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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