Reference to Angus King's Wind Loan Guarantee in Washington Post and Bangor Daily News

Former Maine governor seeks Senate seat as independent, is critical of GOP policies

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Angus King is keeping people guessing whether he would side with Democrats or Republicans as a U.S. senator.

But Maine’s former two-term governor, running as an independent to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe, calls the GOP budget plan “a disaster” and the party’s position on women’s health “a mistake. He’s also supporting President Barack Obama’s re-election.

“I want to keep ‘em guessing,” King told The Associated Press on Monday, the day he formally opened his state headquarters. “I think I can be much more effective by not making that decision and by postponing it as long as possible. I’d like to postpone it forever.”

Speaking to hundreds of supporters who clogged his Brunswick office, King promised that Maine voters, not partisan politics, would guide his decisions on Capitol Hill. But he repeatedly criticized key Republican policies during the AP interview, suggesting that he is ideologically aligned with Democrats.

The state GOP seems to think the guessing game is over. It’s attacking King for his former wind power company’s loan guarantee. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has already produced a negative Web video suggesting that King’s candidacy is the result of a “smoke-filled back room deal.”

The state’s best-known Democrats have declined to enter the Senate contest for fear a divided Democratic electorate would allow for a Republican victory in a state that leans distinctly left. Snowe, a moderate Republican, has represented Maine in the Senate since 1995.

The Senate has 51 Democrats, 47 Republicans and two independents who caucus with Democrats. Control of the Senate will probably be decided by a handful of races in November.

Read the rest here.

Or a slightly different version in the Bangor Daily News here.

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Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on April 9, 2012 at 8:03pm

I'll get us off foreign oil by putting us on my snake oil and run this state and country into the ditch once and for all. But I'll do just fine. And that's what's important.

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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CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

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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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