You can read the whole Angus King opinion piece that was in today's Maine Sunday Telegram here:
In the piece, Mr. King names four "myths" and proceeds to debunk them. What is truly scary is that he presumably has people who could have helped him with this, yet his debunking is frankly an embarrassment.
Just think how bad it would be if he didn't have help. He also of course, in hand-picking his four debunking targets, conveniently leaves out a multitude of other reasons that make wind such a raw deal for the people of Maine.
But here are what I thought were some of the choicest parts:
a). Mr. King somehow faults the use of the word "industrial" to describe the complexes that consist of dozens of 389' steel towers. In other words, we are supposed to simply call them "farms", a wind industry euphemism.
b). Mr. King tries to downplay the footprint of these industrial wind installations and of course avoids subjects such as erosion, siltation impacting trout streams, wildlife habitat fragmentation caused by hundreds of miles of turbines, game that has disappeared, herbicide, the distances travelled by the turbine access roads and the absolutely gargantuan new transmission lines throughout the state that will be required by this sorry sputtering source of electricity. Just to name a few.
c). Mr. King characterizes the law in Maine as "pretty restrictive". Is he also growing something up behind those no trespassing signs?
d). Mr. King says that the whole process of wind in Maine has been in the sunlight. God help us.
e). Mr. King says it's just myth that turbines make people sick. Isn't that what the tobacco industry said about cigarettes?
f). Mr. King again implies that wind will get us off foreign oil. Mr. King, did it ever occur to you that maybe it's time for you to hang it up if you can't come up with any more material than that? You have the brass to lecture others about repeating things? We will take you down with the facts and we will repeat them as long as is necessary.
And as for your claim about getting Maine off oil, it's patently untrue. We use oil to heat and drive in Maine, neither of which wind can do. And we get our electricity primarily from abundant and relatively very clean Canadian natural gas and hydro - not from oil. So I guess one has to ask, how can you in good conscience keep repeating what you know not to be true?
g). Mr. King once again talks about the need to take action on climate change when in fact he knows wind turbines won't do a thing in this regard, other than make him money - I guess so he can gas up that 40' RV he may still have.
IMPORTANT: Please see the following link to read a Yale student's investigative report on a shell company that is desecrating Vermont mountains and may be the Yale Endowment. Yale fancies itself as a world class environmental steward. That reputation isn't worth risking if their shell might get blown open. Angus King is backed by the mysterious BAYROOT shell corporation, which uses the same fronting company as does the alleged Yale shell company in the following:
It is time to contact all the press on this as well Yale's Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility (ACIR)!
Members of the Committee
|Jonathan Macey (Chair)