Somerset Economic Development Corporation “is selling out the county.”

Meeting Notes:

Somerset County: Is the Somerset Economic Development Corporation “selling out the county?” Karen of Lexington Township is fighting wind development and sent us the SEDC’s “economic development strategy” handout.  One of 14 priorities of the plan is to build EWC and grid scale solar. LTE and mtgs. to educate are needed, especially by Somerset County Residents. Private, for profit economic development group is infiltrating county governments. Mobilize Maine is in every economic development district now. More info: mobilizemaine.org

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It has been told that they go around offering financial assistance on projects that communities can not otherwise get funded or can not pass regulatory muster with permitting on hazardous projects is one reporting I have heard about but have not yet verified. Have they been in the background all this time, aiding in promoting Wind Turbines? They are believed to have been involved in the decision to grant a TIF agreement between the county and First Wind.

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Community Welfare Assistance?

Where the state leaves off,

 Corporations step in,

under the Guise of Federal Grants?

Grants Dictated by the needs of Corporations?

   2014 EDA Grants | U.S. Economic Development Administration

$812,823 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Maine International Trade Center and the Maine ... diversify the region and enhance job creation in the w ...

U.S. Commerce Department Awards $3 million to Promote ...

Press Release U.S. Commerce Department Awards $3 million to Promote Innovation in Wind Energy Research and Development at the University of Maine

Innovate@EDA - May 2013 | Economic Development Administration

Cutting-edge green technologies—such as solar systems, wind power generation equipment, ... Plans for Aerospace Expansion in Bangor, Maine, Reviewed.

http://search.eda.gov/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=eda&q...

[PDF] Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Greater ...

Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Greater Portland ... 10-week training program, piloted asMobilize Maine, to prepare workers in ...

[PDF] Maine Maine Center for Business and Economic Research

Mobilize Maine Cluster Development ... University of Southern Maine | Maine Center for Business and Economic Research The ...

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Content ...

Recommended Resource: See NADO’s 2011 report Mobilize Maine: ... Partners for economic development. Who are the influential actors in the region?

2013 EDA Grants | U.S. Economic Development Administration

Latest EDA Grants. Archives: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012. 2013. November 25-29, 2013. ... Maine, to support Phase II of the Mobilize Maine Cluster ...

Innovate@EDA - July 2011 | Economic Development Administration

EDDs in northern and eastern Maine are working hard to align their regional ... strategic industries or innovative niches that are critical to mobiliz ...

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Comment by Pineo Girl on April 10, 2015 at 1:09pm

Eric - This comes as no surprise - If you go to the Economic Development Council of Maine's web site, CMP is their sponsor. As a former president of that organization, this was an immediate red flag!!  And all of the regional organizations just get in line!  Wind and solar projects are easy - and require no work.  What is missing across this state is critical thinking related to the true impact of these projects and their benefit!!

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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