Maine Assoc of Realtors acknowledges Wind Energy issues

Just received a copy of Maine Association of Realtors' 14 page booklet entitled "Residential Property Transaction Booklet". On page 3 they provide a list of non-physical property conditions a buyer ought to investigate before signing a Purchase and Sale Agreement. One of the items mentioned is

"Existing and proposed transportation, construction and development which may affect noise, view, or traffic... (wind power development, natural gas pipelines, etc.)"

Is this the first instance of the MAR acknowledging that wind energy development can hurt property values?

Views: 329

Comment

You need to be a member of Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine to add comments!

Join Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on October 5, 2015 at 1:13pm

Most all of these should be made available through FOAA of the state and the Communities in Maine at least.

Comment by Penny Gray on May 12, 2015 at 12:34pm

Have their been any instances of tax abatements issued to property owners whose view (which is taxable) has been compromised by industrial development?  

Comment by Kathy Sherman on May 11, 2015 at 9:48am
Gary, is the whole document available to public? Yes, good to have in print, but 500 ft./2 acres rotor sweep turbine is not called out worse than a black bear or moose, really.
We need protections for 'air rights' as those in fracking territory need rights for sub-terrain, but when you buy a home, you don't know how restricted your rights are. Because wind developers ask for 'wind easements', in other words a protection for them that you can't build something that would block in-flow of wind to their turbine such as your own turbine or a concrete barrier to keep their acoustic pollution out, and because some of the lease agreements include 'air movement' as well as the 'discomforts' of noise, flicker, communications interference, it seems to me that the wind industry has itself already acknowledged 'air rights' AND THEIR INFRINGEMENT. The wake, mini-tornado, infringes at least 750 m
Comment by Penny Gray on May 8, 2015 at 11:35am

Wow, it's nice to have that in print. Thank you!

Comment by alice mckay barnett on May 8, 2015 at 7:36am

Thank You for posting...everyone, we need to keep this site  very important for information.

Comment by Mike DiCenso on May 7, 2015 at 9:54pm
Although they have known it all along...

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/

Not yet a member?

Sign up today and lend your voice and presence to the steadily rising tide that will soon sweep the scourge of useless and wretched turbines from our beloved Maine countryside. For many of us, our little pieces of paradise have been hard won. Did the carpetbaggers think they could simply steal them from us?

We have the facts on our side. We have the truth on our side. All we need now is YOU.

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

 -- Mahatma Gandhi

"It's not whether you get knocked down: it's whether you get up."
Vince Lombardi 

Task Force membership is free. Please sign up today!

© 2019   Created by Webmaster.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service