Mass, NY and RI Are Putting A Stop To The Pipeline That Would Bring Supplies of Natural Gas To Maine. Isn't It Time We Tell Them We Won't Send Them "Clean" Wind Power From Our Mountains?

It is my humble opinion that we as Mainers have an obligation to tell the states south of us that if they want Wind and Solar, build it in their own back yard at their expense if they won't provide us with the supply of natural gas we so desperately need to convert our heating systems from oil to gas. We, as a rural state, should not be expected to give up our pristine environment, raise our electricity rates and impoverish our communities for them.

This is pure uneconomic and nonscientific nonsense. Gas pipelines are far safer and more environmentally friendly and more economically positioned to provide clean, cheap, reliable base load energy than "renewables." If Maine is to have a future, we MUST have a bigger reliable supply of energy. While our population is not growing significantly because of the evacuation of businesses due to high energy costs, the only future we have is to attract new clean manufacturing and research here, and to do that we have to lower energy costs. Governor LePage knows this and has been working to shut down the Angus King - John Baldacci years. Those two ruined our manufacturing base. With the fact that we are at the far edge of the country, and our winter driving is precarious, building products here and shipping is a negative. Our graduates from the universities are fleeing the states for jobs. We have very few businesses where you can start at the bottom and work up. More and more of our jobs are service jobs, paying minimum wages and part time hours.  

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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."

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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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