Questions, Moratoriums and Ordinances... "oh my"

I was wondering if there have been any Maine towns that have adopted moratoriums against Industrial Wind,  that have then NOT implemented ordinances stricter than the state's.  Does anyone know?  It seems, since I've been paying attention that questioing the sensibility of Industrial Wind leads directly to a big "no thank you".....  I know that Leola in Woodstock feels as though she's fighting a losing battle, but seems like the cards are stacking up in favor of those of us who dared to dream.

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Lines (for power), turbines and bribes, oh my.
Not that I know of, however, I am going to start working on a running tally of all the towns who have any activity on this (moratoriums, working on ordinances, projects in the works, etc.).
All towns that have enacted ordinances after imposing a moratorium have made their ordinances more restrictive. There are moratoria in effect where no ordinance has yet been enacted/rejected.
Art Brigades said: "All towns that have enacted ordinances after imposing a moratorium have made their ordinances more restrictive. "

Therefore, one might reasonably infer that when the potential for wind development is studied, towns learn of the dangers and protect themselves. One might then reasonably infer that given the existence of this pattern, towns that do not undertake moratoriums to study the effects of wind may be negligent in not assessing potential danger to their residents and protecting their residents.

Is there "boilerplate" wording from which to develop a windpower moratorium? I was contacted by chair of a local town's Planning Board. They want some "boilerplate"  language to develop a wind moratorium ordinance. Another town's moratorium language would be helpful.

Has anyone got such words? Soonest best.
Ron

I do regret telling you the Town of Dixfield had a year moratorium placed to allow time for a committee to form an ordinance and had in fact one written and it was within a week from public vote.                                                          Last minute interpretation concerns by the wind developer caused the town to withdraw it from vote. It was a pro-wind ordinance specially tailored to allow the proposed wind experiment upon Colonel Holman Mountain.  The wind developer was looking for a couple resolutions for clarification and certainly, then, would have endorsed it.   

           Silver lining : time has still been our ally and citizens in town are picking up on the negatives. Town meeting in May will be D-day.

Dan- I was aware that Dixfield is still struggling with this. I'm beyond thankful that Buckfield's citizens saw the sense in protection.  Ron - I'm sure that you'd be welcome to use the moratorium language that we used here in Buckfield - as I recall it was fairly simple.   If you'd like to email me I think I could probably get that to you. 

Sure! Write me at coastwatch@gmail.com with  the Buckfield moratorium. Thanks!


Stacey Scotia said:

Dan- I was aware that Dixfield is still struggling with this. I'm beyond thankful that Buckfield's citizens saw the sense in protection.  Ron - I'm sure that you'd be welcome to use the moratorium language that we used here in Buckfield - as I recall it was fairly simple.   If you'd like to email me I think I could probably get that to you. 

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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."

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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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