NRCM: Contact Candidates About Energy & Environment

A few weeks ago, we encouraged you to reach out to your candidates and ask them where they stand on clean energy. Have you done it?

Gubernatorial candidates recently answered questions about climate change during a debate, but have you heard from candidates running for the Maine Legislature where they stand? What about candidates for Congress? There’s no better time to reach out to all of them, so please ask them.

Some people have asked us why we’re not just providing this information. Here’s why:

We don’t know where all the candidates stand, and communicating with all of your candidates lets you hear directly from them about their positions and plans. Plus, it allows you to ask the questions you want answered, and it offers a great way for you to develop a relationship with those who may represent you in Augusta.

So, if you haven’t already, here are some questions we encourage you to ask your candidates:

  • Do you accept the scientific consensus that burning fossil fuels is having significant negative impacts on our climate and oceans?
  • What’s your plan for reducing climate-changing pollution?
  • What’s your plan for making Maine businesses and homes more energy efficient?
  • What clean energy policies will you promote if elected?
  • What will you do to help promote clean energy jobs in Maine?

If you have other questions, you should ask those, too. You can do so at candidate forums, meet-and-greets, or by reaching out to your candidates individually. You can find out who those candidates are by contacting your city or town clerk. They can even send you a sample ballot via mail or email.

We hope you will take the time to learn more about those who are seeking to represent you in Augusta and in Congress, too.

Sincerely,

Sophie Janeway
NRCM Climate and Clean Energy Outreach Coordinator

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Comment by Long Islander on October 17, 2018 at 4:35pm

Today's Supposed Environmental Groups

Worldwide, it increasingly appears that dark money funds or partially funds many organizations within the so called "environmental movement".

http://www.windtaskforce.org/page/supposed-enviro-groups

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on October 17, 2018 at 3:36pm

I'd just like to augment NRCM's advice with a bit of wisdom inspired by Maxine Waters:

“If you see any republican candidates in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,”

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/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

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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