Wind power strengthens Maine’s communities


July 22, 2016 on Letters to the editor, Opinion

Dear Editor: Wind power helps strengthen Maine’s communities, despite the inaccurate claims by The Ellsworth American’s Editorial Board in its July 7 commentary.

The board relied on faulty analysis from well-known anti-renewable energy activist Robert Bryce. Bryce has longstanding ties to special interest groups, and several years ago over 50 journalists and educators signed a letter to the New York Times urging the paper to disclose financial ties from op-ed writers, using Bryce as the prime example of someone with inherent conflicts of interest. ......

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Comment by Jim Wiegand on August 14, 2016 at 12:59am

I posted them again and they were removed.

Comment by Jim Wiegand on August 13, 2016 at 4:40pm

I posted these comments to the Ellsworth (dead) America  story.    They were removed                                                                                                                                                                                  A message for Andy and his putrid wind energy association........About a year ago a wind tech showed me images & discussed 5 eagles killed in 1 month by his company's wind turbines. These eagles were not reported. I told FWS but there was no investigation. This wind tech had unknowingly signed a nondisclosure agreement and did not even know it until I pointed it out in his contract. He wanted to tell this story but the USFWS would not give him immunity.

How convenient and how corrupt can you get. Years ago I asked the American Wind Energy Association to produce just one honest study related to wind turbine mortality. As of today I have not received a response and this offers still stands.

I made this statement because I know and can prove that this industry is hiding behind a giant wall of fraud, where on their side, truth does not exist. With voluntary regulations and a premeditated pattern of absurd, contrived, and nonscientific studies, the truth about wind turbine mortality has been hidden.

The wind industry has been able to hide most of their wind energy slaughter from the public thanks in part to Bill Clinton. He amended the Freedom of Information Act in 1997 to protect wind energy interests and help them conceal their industrial carnage. The Clinton Administration also silenced all Interior Department USFWS employees with penalties of 3-year prison terms for those releasing information not approved by superiors.

Bill Clinton established the new much larger Denver eagle repository in 1997 to not only distribute eagle parts but to handle the flood of new carcasses coming in from wind energy.

Since then more than 33,000 eagle carcasses have been secretly shipped to this facility. Thanks to Bill Clinton, the origin and cause of death for all these eagles will remain a top secret until these laws are
changed.

Now we have another president covering for this industry. After years of the wind industry not reporting their slaughter to eagles, the Obama administration has put together a recent proposal that will allow the wind industry to slaughter 6200 eagles annually with their "bird safe" turbines.

This is how you rig the system.

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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