Maine Audubon etc. - Maine seeks 1,000 volunteers to create statewide bird atlas

“In order to be successful, we want more than just birders and that crowd involved,” said Maine Audubon staff naturalist Doug Hitchcox, who’s serving as an atlas outreach coordinator with his Audubon colleague Laura Minich Zitske. 

http://bangordailynews.com/2018/03/05/outdoors/maine-seeks-1000-vol...

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Comment by Jim Wiegand on March 5, 2018 at 5:25pm

After the Groton, NH wind project was built , Audubon stopped giving updates on the two peregrine falcon nest sites that were located near these turbines. Prior to this wind farm being built, nesting and fledging updates were posted annually by Audubon.

Groton Wind Farm (Iberdrola) went on-line in December 2012.  I wrote about the fraudulent preconstruction research used for this project years ago.  The Environmental Impact study was conducted jointly and prepared by Stantec Consulting Inc., and the Audubon Society of New Hampshire Conservation Department.  This project would have first impacted the status of the 2 peregrine falcon nesting sites near these turbines in 2013.  I can find nothing on line about the nesting status for these two Groton NH nest sites for the years 2013, 2014, 2015 2016 and 2017.

 Instead I found this puffed up garbage................... Stantec Consulting, BioDiversity Resarch Institute, and NH Audubon. 2016. Determining local and broad scale movement patterns of peregrine falcons in the Groton, New Hampshire region, 2013-2015. Final report under agency review. Stantec Consulting. 43pp., plus appendicies                                                                                                                                                                 This 43 pages of posturing and cover-up by Audubon and Stantec still say nothing about the 2013, 2014, 2015 2016 and 2017 nesting history of these two once occupied Peregrine falcon nest sites. I have much more I could say about this report but I will say this.............. This project is killing these falcons, there have been nesting failures, most likely habitat abandonment, and of the successful nesting attempts that have taken place ,  juvenile offspring are getting killed by turbines in the first few months of their lives.  This is the same pattern that has taken place for decades with the golden eagles around Altamont.                                                                                                                                                        

Comment by Frank Haggerty on March 5, 2018 at 4:15pm

Massachusetts Audubon proposed a wind turbine at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary!  Oct 2, 2013 - The Massachusetts Audubon Society sought variances from the town of Wellfleet and the Cape Cod Commission to build a wind turbine on its Sanctuary grounds!

Mass Audubon supported the development of Cape Wind. The group has received more than $750,000 to help the Roseate Terns on Ram Island in Mattapoisett , Massachusetts 

Mass Audubon's Position Statement on Wind Energy Development

Mass Audubon supports the responsible planning, permitting, and production of renewable energy resources including wind energy.
Comment by Jim Wiegand on March 5, 2018 at 3:46pm

Instead of being shills for the wind industry and submitting bogus data, Maine Audubon should walk away and try to do some credible wind industry related research for the first time in about 2 decades. One suggestion would be a complete raptor nesting survey, extending out 10 miles around the Bingham wind project and include the current nesting status/production (with GPS coordinates) of all the Bald Eagles that were once reported in living in the area. That way they could document the abandoned territories surrounding this wind farm. This raptor void is a hidden impact of wind farms.

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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