New wind turbine project in Washington County approved by Commissioners

A project to build dozens of new wind turbines around Washington County was approved by County Commissioners during a public hearing Monday afternoon in Machias.

30 new wind turbines are coming to parts of Washington County.

7 in Columbia, 23 in unorganized territories.

Washington County Downeast Wind says the project will cost about $250 million dollars.

They believe the turbines will benefit the residents of Washington County from job creation to the increased tax dollars.

“Those agreements will bring $11.5 million dollars in direct tax and community benefit investment to the county of Washington. They can utilize around the county for economic development, job training, environmental improvements, and infrastructure improvements,” said Paul Williamson, Senior Development Project Manager.

“It brings a lot of economic benefit to the areas that it’s in. It does impact the environment a little bit, but I think it’s better for the long run,” said Joseph Michalski of Columbia.

Full article here:

https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2020/02/25/new-wind-turbine-project...

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Comment by Stephen Littlefield on February 28, 2020 at 10:44pm

What an embarrassment, supposed independent thinkers that in actuality just another flock of Lemmings! Wonder how much that  Joseph Michalski was promised for his idiotic statements? Impact the environment a little bit? REALLY???? It will alter the entire wildlife population! Birds slaughtered, deer and bear forced out of their habitats by the mind numbing sounds, thousands of acres clear cut for access roads and line corridors along with the required clear cutting around the base! Yeah I'd say a little bit! Selling out Maine's future for a few dollars so sad!!

Comment by Paul Ackerman on February 26, 2020 at 10:08pm

30 new wind turbines...gee,Gov.Mills must be just delighted. Thanks Audubon,you can say goodbye to a lot more birds and bats throughout Washington County after those behemoths are in operation--but then we all know you don't care anyway,its all about virtue-signalling by "saving the planet from climate change". Hypocrites. 

Comment by Penny Gray on February 26, 2020 at 5:37pm

Scotty, beam me up!  We need to find a planet with more intelligent life forms.

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/

 

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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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