Why Can't Our Legislators Take The Same View?

In Scotland, the people are finally getting fed up with the destruction of view and wildlife and rejected a new set of wind turbines.  Why is it that our legislators can't see the same destruction?  Could it be that they almost all live in the part of the state that have no turbines?  Or could it be they are in somebody's pocket?  I don't know, but we sure need to get some of the Southern Maine Population up North to see what is really happening.  Pictures just don't do it justice!

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on September 24, 2015 at 10:25am

And when a law is enacted (someday in the future) that all residential and small business must draw from (Mandated) Green Energy, leaving a lesser expensive (due to lower demand) Fossil fuels to the massive industrial sector, will they realize they are then trapped to controlled prices which will skyrocket due to no more subsidies and (falsely justified) increased construction costs and lack of suitable land remaining (speculation driven market). We could cover the entire planet with these green machines, and when completed and the demand still rises, then what? Synthafood? Synthasunshine? Synthawater? will it all become manufactured? Or will our genetic engineered bodies and robotic humanoid servants have to adapt or not require. 

Comment by Penny Gray on September 23, 2015 at 5:51pm

Until the economic value of a scenic viewshed is figured into the equation, I don't think southern Maine is going to give a damn about the mountains being industrialized or wildlife habitat being fragmented and destroyed.  Until the price of "green energy" hits them in the pocket book they won't care about rural residents being driven from their homes or small towns being torn apart by the wind development.  They aren't looking at the big picture or questioning anything that might throw a shadow on their vision of a Maine carpeted with huge majestic wind turbines, iconic figureheads that will "wean us off of foreign oil".

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

 

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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