Maine # 1 in the U.S. in CAMPGROUNDS & RV Parks Per Capita - Why Befoul the State with Industrial Wind?

Using the latest available U.S. Census data pertaining to the NAICS category "RV Parks and Campgrounds", on a per capita basis, Maine ranks # 1 in the nation in terms of establishments, sales and payrolls.

Description of this NAICS category:

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating sites to accommodate campers and their equipment, including tents, tent trailers, travel trailers, and RVs (recreational vehicles). These establishments may provide access to facilities, such as washrooms, laundry rooms, recreation halls and playgrounds, stores, and snack bars.

While RV Parks & Campgrounds data may not be a perfect surrogate for tourism data they are indication of what we already know - Maine is highly favored by tourists and tourism is a particularly important business for Maine. 

Click on the following link to review the simple analysis, including a listing of data sources (U.S. Census/most recent US Economic Census) and the original source data.


There is no doubt that the Maine brand is the great outdoors. And it is a potentially even more valuable brand in years to come as more and more of the huddled masses in Megalopolis and other places discover the incredible place that is Maine. Unless we destroy it.

Why would we want to jeopardize the tourism and tourism potential we have here in Maine? Do our representatives in Augusta really want to infest our incredible mountains, ridges, hilltops, lakes, forests, farmlands, seacoast and islands with giant out of place industrial wind installations and requisite transmission gashes? All so that a small handful of super wealthy insiders in distant places can become yet wealthier at the expense of Mainers and our visitors who so faithfully depend on Maine being Maine? 

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Comment by Paul Ackerman on April 20, 2018 at 1:53pm

The answer is in the question;"per capita" 

Maine is a per capita poor state and the out-of-state leftist money can pretty much buy any election now,and they certainly were able to create influence under Baldacci via the stocking of regulatory agencies with friendly to industrial wind cronies.

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT (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 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?" 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.”

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