Wind Pushing CLF Concerned About Hydro Transmission Line's Effect on Birds!

Just curious, why is it anytime wind power opponents call out wind projects for killing birds, the so called environmental groups tell us there's nothing to worry about?

From the article, Next up, Central Maine Power - Mass. drops N. Pass, opts instead for Maine transmission line:

Greg Cunningham, a vice president at the Conservation Law Foundation said the proposed route of the transmission line would take it over the Kennebec Gorge, which raises aesthetic concerns and could have potential bird impacts. 

https://commonwealthmagazine.org/energy/next-up-central-maine-power/

Note that "The Energy Foundation" pays Conservation Law Foundation to promote "clean energy".

Energy Foundation Highlighted in the U.S. Senate's report "How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA"

The Energy Foundation is a quintessential example of a pass through frequently
employed by the Billionaire’s Club. Energy Foundation receives money from several key
foundations and redirects it to activists. In doing so, they are providing two services: distance
between the donor and the activist, and enhancing the clout of the donors as their individual
influence is maximized by pooling resources. One of the major funders of the Energy
Foundation is Sea Change, which has gone to great lengths to hide the source of its money. This
is especially concerning in light of recent revelations that environmental activists do not appear
to be morally conflicted over where their money comes from – so long as it supports their goals.

The Billionaire’s Club is also adept at converting charitable donations into political
outcomes by taking advantage of loopholes in the tax code. Numerous examples raise questions
as to whether the charitable donations are indirectly supporting political activity. For example,
in many cases they fund a 501(c)(3), like the Energy Foundation or the League of Conservation
Voters, which then transfers large sums to an affiliated 501(c)(4), which can engage in political
activity. The affiliated groups often share office space, staff, and even board members. In the
case of the 501(c)(4) Green Tech Action Fund, which received donations from the Energy
Foundation, and in turn, donated funds to 501(c)(4) far-left environmental activist organizations.

The evidence provided in this report highlights the lengths the far-left environmental
movement goes to hide sources of funding and to disguise their actions – bought and paid for by
millionaires and billionaires – as charitable acts in service of their fellow man. This report
outlines a sampling of the individuals, foundations, and practices that are active in our political
system today, shedding light on just a fraction of the activities of the far-left environmental
machine that undermines American free enterprise and resource security......

The Energy Foundation is a pass through public charity utilized by the most powerful
EGA members to create the appearance of a more diversified base of support, to shield
them from accountability, and to leverage limited resources by hiring dedicated
energy/environment staff to handle strategic giving.

In addition to funding from its partners, the Energy Foundation is the largest recipient of
grants from the foreign-funded Sea Change Foundation; yet it appears the Energy Foundation
wants to hide donations from Sea Change, as it is not listed as one of the Energy Foundation’s
partners.

The report is here.

and

https://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases-republic...

Energy Foundation (Overview):

https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/fundraising-for-climate-change/2...

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Comment by Dan McKay on March 29, 2018 at 10:06am

To make comment/question to the PUC about the NECEC project :

From the PUC website, locate and click on " Online Filing, Docketed Cases, Forms & RFPs " from the left hand column.
Click " Public " in the "Online Filing " Box
Click " Submit a comment in a case/docket "
Enter   2017-00232  for the case number and Click " go " 
Comment by Dan McKay on March 29, 2018 at 9:47am

It seems there is a definitive attempt by the CLF and the NRCM to become irrelevant in the discussion of energy. They both sound like morons now.

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

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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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