MOUNTAINTOP INDUSTRIAL WIND LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT - Saturday Feb 12

 

The following is borrowed from the website http://realwindinfoforme.com/blog/see-you-saturday/

See You Saturday

Posted on February 7, 2011 by David Corrigan

We all say that we want to fix things.  We all say that we want to make Maine, and America, a better place to live.  We all believe that we need to participate in ‘the system.’

Well, here’s your chance!  This coming Saturday, February 12, there will be a first of its kind ‘Legislative Summit’ at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport.  This all day event will bring together citizens and legislators who want to work to change the laws that are currently governing wind developments in Maine.

This is your chance to learn what’s happening, meet the men and women who are working to make things better, and to find out how you can help.  There will be overviews of the wind projects currently pending, discussion of upcoming legislation, details about how to effectively make your voice heard in Augusta, and much, much, more—all from the folks who are working on this stuff everyday, both in our small towns and in Augusta.

The current legislative session represents our best chance to date to actually change things for the better and to put an end to the policies that are destroying Maine one Mountain and one Community at a time.  If you have ever wondered; ‘but what can I do?’—this is your chance to find out, and to DO IT!

All the details are in the invitation below.  This is how it works folks.  If we want changes, we have to be willing to step up and help make them happen.  The wind industry is working hard to shut our voices out of the debate.  It’s time that we all stepped up and showed them who really runs this State!

If you have questions, please contact Karen at the phone/email listed below.

I hope to see you all in Freeport on Saturday!

DC

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE:

MOUNTAINTOP INDUSTRIAL WIND LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT

February 12, 2011, from 8:00-4:00

Sponsored by the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, Maine

Individuals and activist groups from across the state have submitted bills

for consideration by the 125th Legislature.

Our success in getting these bills passed by the Legislature depends, in large part, on the participation of each of us.  These bills are comprehensive and will benefit each of us.  In order to improve our chances for a successful outcome, we must involve ourselves in the process of shepherding them through the system.

Our sponsors have informed us that our continued support, enthusiasm and involvement are crucial.

Come join us as we learn about the legislative process from experts.

During the morning session, we will receive updates about wind developments across the state.  We will be given overviews of each bill submitted. Our Government Affairs Advisors will take us step-by-step through the process of testifying in Committee, and we will have an opportunity to ask questions and get advice.

After lunch, we will break into groups, and team leaders will have copies of one or two bills/bill proposals.  Each group will come up with factual talking points which we will collect, collate and redistribute to all for use in Committee.    

After the break-out session and a coffee break, we will reconvene and team leaders will highlight those talking points.  Our Watchdog Committee will discuss how we will proceed, communicate and organize so that we will be prepared to appear in Committee.  After concluding remarks, we will adjourn at 4:00 p.m. 

Continental breakfast and lunch are compliments of the Gray family of the Harraseeket Inn.  A suggested $10.00 donation, should you care to make it, will be ear-marked by the Harraseeket Inn to help fund our statewide legislative efforts.  The Grays have reserved a block of rooms for the discounted rate of $95.00 for those of you who would like to go down on Friday night or stay overnight on Saturday.  Please call 1 (800)342-6423 to reserve a room, and mention the “Legislative Summit”.

In order to help the Inn staff plan the luncheon, please R.S.V.P.

Karen Pease at 628-2070 or email roomtomove@tds.net no later than February 8, 2010.

This legislative effort is one way in which we are working to promote fiscal responsibility, protect our state and its inhabitants, and preserve our quality of place and quality of life.  Please join us as we try to change a state policy which has put those very things at risk.  We each have a voice.  By combining them, we will be heard in Augusta.

The Press will be invited. 

See you in Freeport!

 

 

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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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