Opponents say Block Island wind farms are causing problems across prime fishing grounds

Environmental advocates, who for years have been urging the state to accelerate its transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, have doubts about what they consider to be fishermen’s newfound concerns about the ecosystem.

“Seriously, are those real tears that they are shedding over marine mammals? I am sure the right whales would snort if they heard that,” quipped Peter Shelley, senior counsel at the Conservation Law Foundation in Boston.

But fishermen say the threat to their livelihoods is real.

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Comment by Jim Wiegand on March 18, 2018 at 1:22pm

 

Speaking of offshore wind projects. The good people left in Maine should never let two faced Audubon double dip financially with the Monhegan Island project. First by cashing in using fraudulent risk assessments and keeping their mouths shut, then receiving  "Compensatory Mitigation" after the slaughter begins with captive breeding efforts after the Eastern Egg Rock population is depleted.                                                                                         This is exactly what the sellout UK conservation group RSPB has done with Scotland's disappearing golden eagles.

Comment by Jim Wiegand on March 18, 2018 at 12:49pm

Now that this has received attention here is exactly what will take place. This criminal industry will find a group of fake experts to conduct a contrived study that will provide then with false evidence for their corrupt friends. I have seen this coverup pattern over and over again. The MO for all these Bast**ds is to lie their way out of everything. It has been that way since the mid 1980's.                                                                                                                                                                                             There is something else I want to point out from the article and the folks in Maine should pay close attention to this statement because it applies to all offshore projects............................“It’s true that the area where the turbines are have created habitat that attracts fish, which is good;"                                                                                                                                                                                                               This statement is critical because what ABC birds, Audubon, the USFWS and this fraud of an industry will not tell the public is that these turbines will create a magnet for fish eating birds and these ecological sinkholes will slaughter them. When the Roseate Terns and other species find these foraging locations they will be killed. But unlike all the fake pre-construction surveys that will claim a low or minimal risk, there is a 100 percent chance that a high number of these nesting birds and their offspring using Eastern Egg rock will be killed.   

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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