Peru (Moratorium, not ordinance)
Eight recent votes on wind power...eight votes against wind power.
Also, earlier this month it was revealed in the Bangor Daily News that "Portland wants to set limits on wind power to keep turbines out of...
It is laughable that the wind industry's rigged opinion polls conclude that 80% of Mainers like wind power, for when the REAL POLLS occur, the ones at the ballot box, Mainers overwhelmingly reject wind power, time after time. The wind industry itself has admitted that citizens in possession of the facts are a big problem for them.
Yes, the real opinion polls are not those paid for by the wind industry or their paid shills, but rather the ones where the VOTERS of municipalities decide on wind power after studying it. And they almost invariably reject it.
The state needs to stop letting itself be guided by the rigged industry studies, and based on the not insignificant number of towns who have thus far reported in, put the people's very clear wishes first and undo the heinous expedited wind law. The people have spoken clearly and their message is clear "Provide Protection".
To not do so is in direct defiance of the will of the people as surveyed in real poll after real poll - those at the ballot boxes.
NEWRY — It was standing room only at Monday night's special town meeting as one of the largest crowds in memory approved two proposed ordinances and defeated two others.
“We had 81 voters and I think that's the most we've ever had, even at the annual town meeting,” Administrator Loretta Powers said Tuesday. “It was packed. We had a heck of a turnout.”
The meeting was held at the town office because only 20 showed up at the public hearing last month in the much larger Bear River Grange hall, she said.
Selectman Wendy Hanscom was elected moderator.
Powers said the standards for commercial wind power facilities ordinance that restricts wind energy development to the top of Sunday River Ski Resort's Barker Mountain was approved.
Voters also OK'd Article 3, which allows the Planning Board to request a preapplication hearing with applicants for major subdivision and site plan review projects.
Continue reading here.
Fair Use Notice: This website may reproduce or have links to copyrighted material the use of which has not been expressly authorized by the copyright owner. We make such material available, without profit, as part of our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, economic, scientific, and related issues. It is our understanding that this constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material as provided by law. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that go beyond "fair use," you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.