When the wind industry moves into a state it stacks the deck in its favor as best it can. Some of the groups it invariably tries to win over, whatever the costs, are government officials and environmental groups.
If it can, it may attempt to become part of the very environmental groups it will later go to for seals of approval of its earth scarring, wildlife killing, health damaging and citizen rights crushing wind projects.
It would appear that at least two current employees of SunEdison (formerly First Wind) are on the Maine Advisory Board of the Trust For Public Land:
- Angus S. King III
- David Wilby
Neil Keily, formerly of First Wind, is on the board as well, meaning 50% of this outfit's board is current or former SunEdison/First Wind.