The Expedited Wind Law voted by the Maine Legislature in 2008 specifically calls for protection of Scenic Resources of State or National Significance (SRSNS).
Maine's Downeast Grand Lakes region is a national treasure that contains multiple lakes that are SRSNS which will be unreasonably affected by the presence of 16 nearly five hundred feet tall industrial wind turbines. The turbines will dominate the horizon with miles of monstrous machines by day and destroy the dark night sky with red strobe lights, drastically altering the wilderness character of the area.


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Comment by Allen Barrette on April 19, 2013 at 6:14pm

Well It looks like the children are at it again. Cut a few more trees,blast a few more mountains,who cares in big winds mind. They must of been sleeping when God past out the brains. 

Comment by Gary Campbell on April 19, 2013 at 4:54pm

Thanks for putting together this petition. It would also be much appreciated of people would write letters or email to DEP expressing your support opposition to the Bowers Wind project. The 16 turbines will be highly visible from NINE lakes that are designated as Scenic Resources of State Significance. These lakes are part of a constellation of some 20 interconnected lakes. People come here to escape all reminders of urban and suburban life. It's not a true wilderness (there are some camps) but it sure feels like one. Wind turbines spinning and flashing on the ridgeline overlooking these lakes will destroy the local economy and cost jobs.

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT (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 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?" 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.”

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