More Expansion Creep - Record Hill/Roxbury Pond

In light of the Spruce Mountain  "expansion creep" possibly being discussed at the Bethel Inn tomorrow, I'm re-posting the following expansiion creep post having to do with Record Hill. I'm not sure of the status but am throwing it out there.

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UPDATE Nov 9, 2015 - Wind power project presented to Roxbury residents

Apparently there was just some sort of vote on this the other night by Roxbury selectmen. There may also be talk of Power Purchase Agreements, possibly sanctioned by the Maine PUC. This project may be an extension of Angus King's Record Hill project.

Apologies for any inaccuracies.

The story  below is from 10/29/14, one year ago.

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John Richardson was a gubernatorial candidate in 2010, commissioner of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development between 2007-2009, and served as a Maine legislator for Brunswick between 1998 through 2006.....Patton is Native Power's lead technical adviser and a former Northeast development manager for Boston -based wind developer First Wind.......

Richardson described the wind turbine proposal as a low-impact project proposed by Horseshoe Valley LLC, a newly-forming group which has four principals, whom he didn't identify.
When asked, Richardson said Bob Linkletter, a Roxbury landowner and logger, owns the land on which the wind power project would be operating. He said they are trying to create a 3-acre wind project with turbines that would produce between 7.5 to 15 megawatts of energy.

https://www.planning.org/news/daily/story/?story_id=id:dIS3pNMNDRuQ...

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http://www.sunjournal.com/news/river-valley/2014/10/28/wind-power-p...

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Comment by Martha thacker on October 29, 2014 at 8:12am

Paula...fliers would be quicker at the outset..while you work on a packet. Maybe better. Unless people are directly affected, they aren't usually interested in energy information/news.

Comment by Penny Gray on October 29, 2014 at 8:11am

Not a peep about Record Hill Wind.  How strange.

Comment by Paula Moore on October 29, 2014 at 7:13am
I wonder how ready Roxbury residents are for the controversy this proposed wind project will create. Do we have a packet of material and people who can get this community informed?

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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