TOURISM: Maine Ranks Near the Top on # of Hotels and Motels per Capita

Using the latest available U.S. Census data pertaining to the NAICS category "Hotels (except casino hotels) and motels", on a per capita basis, Maine ranks # 7 in the nation based on the number of such hotels and motels. Maine ranks a still very impressive # 13 on the basis of per capita hotel and motel employees.

While such hotel and motel data may not be a perfect surrogate for tourism data (e.g., business travel would affect these numbers as well), 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) and original source data.

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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, 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 Sherwin Start on April 14, 2018 at 9:02pm

HA-HA  that's very Funny- THat has absolutely nothing to do with the effect that WIND POWER TURBINES have had on TOURISM in the STATE of MAINE !!

ASK THe person that complied this information  to POLL each & EVery one of these  HOTEL/MOTELS  in  NORTHERN MAINE  -where the WIND TURBINES HAVE BEEN PLACED, FOR their BOOKINGS over the last 10 years !

ASK THe person that compiled this information- to POLL  all the CAMPING FACILITY'S  in the region where the wind towers have been put up- To find out how their business has been over the last ten years !

ASK those people that  RENT RECREATIONAL facility's -in the area of the WIND Turbines-HOw their business  has faired in the last 10 years !

aSK the  BUSINESS  owners in this REGION  how their business has faired in the last ten years ( MANY OF THEM HAVE GONE OUT O)F BUSINESS) !!

THIS IS A CHALLENGE - BRING FORTH  the ANSWERS!!

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

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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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