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See Alice McKay's email below. Please take even five minutes and write something yourself if you have not already done so.

The email address for Mark Margerum at the DEP is: mark.t.margerum@maine.gov

A description of what they are taking comments on is here:

http://www.maine.gov/dep/comment/comment.html?id=696084

From Alice McKay Barnett:

Please accept this correspondence as comment by Alice McKay Barnett on the Department’s pre-rulemaking draft of Wind Energy Act Standards.
PUBLIC SAFETY  
In “5.A.  Public Safety”
Any complaint protocol "Hot Line" should be manned by Local Health Officer.
Local Health Officers in Maine 
In 1885, Maine legislature authorized Maine municipalities to establish local Boards of Health, each headed by a Local Health Officer (LHO). 
Every municipality/town is required by law to employ a Local Health Officer and LHOs are also responsible for adjoining area designated as unorganized. 
Duties
Activities
• Health resource for community
• Report communicable diseases
• Problem solver to resolve complaints
• Examine nature of public complaints
• Investigate/Enforce complaints
• With consent, inspect and examine premises where filth and conditions pose a public health threat
• Enforce public health safety laws
• Keep record of complaints, investigation and resolution
Thank You
Alice McKay Barnett
1068 Dickvale Road
Peru, ME 04290
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PLEASE, NO EXCUSES... 
or forever hold your peace!

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Comment by alice mckay barnett on August 8, 2016 at 2:17pm

 

8/7/2016
Mark Margerum Maine Department of Environmental Protection 17 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0017
Please accept this correspondence as comment by Alice McKay Barnett on the Department’s pre-rulemaking draft of Wind Energy Act Standards.
 3. Impacts to scenic character.
(1) Maine's Finest Lake Study was done in 1986 and ran out of money before Weld Lake of Mount Blue State Park had a chance for inclusion.  Almost all the lakes list NO hydrologic or Geologic notice.  Lakes would not exist without geology and hydrology.


.https://www1.maine.gov/dep/bep/2010/03-18-10/RH%20-%20DEP%20finest%...


(2) " scenic turnouts on designated scenic highways."   Every designated scenic highway should be protected NOT just turnouts.


 
Above image is on a well know foliage loop to Rangeley Maine.


(3) Scenic character of a National Registered Historic Place.  What is the protocol for scenic consideration?   List?

 
Thank You
Alice McKay Barnett
1068 Dickvale Road
Peru, ME 04290


 

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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