Two Anti-NIMBY Consultants Talk About Manipulation

Attached at the very bottom of my post is a PDF. It is a sales brochure used by a Boston PR Firm which infiltrates our
towns long before we get "wind" of a development proposal. In it they tell the customer how good they are at manipulating us. They don't play nice, folks.

Below I pasted the narrative from Michigan consultant's website. He
helps people get through permitting for wind towers. While it looks
like he deals with smaller privately owned turbines, his insights are
illustrative of the high-powered public relations firms that are on the
ground long before your planning board calls the public hearing.
The full website is here: http://www.windpowerservicesllc.com/zoning.html
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It is NOT RECOMMENDED by wind energy professionals to call your
zoning officials asking what you need to do to install a wind turbine
on your property. Chances are they have no or little idea what you are
talking about and probably don’t have much time to listen and learn.
The result is a red flag causing hastily made regulation or decisions
that are not in your favor due to their fear of the unknown.

Contact your officials and request a complete copy of your zoning ordinances.

You are not required to tell anyone why you want this information, but
to keep within the normal realm of requests you may respond to their
asking by replying the truth, you are considering making changes and or
improvements to your property and want to get familiar with the zoning
regulations.

These copies will most likely cost you a small fee, but will more than
pay for it’s self by knowing up front what forms you need to request
and what ordinances you need to comply with. Do not attend a permit
hearing unarmed with knowledge. Know the sections or codes you must
comply with thoroughly and understand them. Become familiar with the
process of local governing procedures or you may be over whelmed with
frustration.

Talk up your project with key neighbors well in advance to applying for
the zoning permit. Answer questions in a friendly, non-judgmental
manner. Allay fears by distributing appropriate articles on wind
turbines or equipment specifications when ever the opportunity arises.
Alienate your neighbors, and you will inevitably lose a permit hearing
every time. Therefore, your primary strategy should be one of public
relations.

Zoning and permitting obstacles will likely be the most frustrating and confusing part of your entire wind systems project.

Wind Power Services LLC is on your side. We are experienced, trained
and knowledgeable in permitting procedures. We will represent you and
your project with passion and commitment.

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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."

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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