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2/6/18 - TOURISM THREAT: Ocean City council votes to reject 'visible' offshore wind farm

1/21/18 - Angus King on Maine Tourism

1/10/18 - Maine tourism and wind development from OEIS's "MAINE WIND ASSESSMENT 2012, A REPORT"

1/8/2018 - Charting Maine’s Future: An Action Plan for Promoting Sustainable Prosperity and Quality Places

1/7/18 - Maine Tourism Contact Information - Write Today

1/7/18 - Maine Tourism Research Studies

1/4/18 - NRCM Suddenly Concerned Over Energy Project's Potential Effect on Tourism

1/4/18 - Maine's Quality of Place and Tourism - One More Reason to Protect from Industrial Wind Blight

12/19/17 - Warning wild lands ‘irrevocably damaged’ by push for wind power


12/6/17 - Mountain defiler US Senator Angus King's latest act of hypocrisy

11/23/17 - Monhegan to Mt. Katahdin - How Many Wind Turbines Appear In These Maine Landscapes?

10/31/17 - Maine Tourism - Wind Developers' Defilement of Maine Finally Stirring Decision Makers into Action

10/18/17 - BDN - Maine coastal villagers say cables from offshore wind project will wreck their way of life

10/10/17 - Mainebiz: Piscataquis County commissioners oppose Somerset Wind project

9/23/17 - I am an active user of Facebook and belong to two groups organized around hiking in Maine.  Whenever someone posts a photo from a Maine mountain that includes wind turbines I always make comments cri…

9/12/17 - Counsel: Northern Pass Expert Failed To Survey Public About Scenery Impact

9/12/17 - BDN - Lucas St. Clair says having industrial activity near national monument was in "his plan"

9/6/17 - Somerset County Wind Resolution

9/3/17 - Angus King on Maine tourism: "Compromising our environment is not only immoral, it's bad economics."

8/19/17 - More than 100 people ask if Mass energy policy will destroy Moosehead Lake region

8/16/17 - Al Gore's Tentacles in Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters?

8/15/17 - What Kind of Tourism Office Would Stand By As Moosehead Lake is Devastated?

8/12/17 - National Wind Watch -- Don’t mar Maine’s beauty for Massachusetts

7/26/17 - BDN - Susan Collins and Angus King have shown commitment to Maine's outdoor recreation economy

7/22/17 - Tourism and Property Values: Maryland Bans Wind Turbines Within 24 Miles of Shore

7/18/17 - Tourists shun areas hit by wind turbine ‘blight’

7/8/17 - BDN: Darkness as a tourist draw? Believe it

6/28/17 - Maine Woods Consortium urges tourism throughout areas of the state

6/13/17 - "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Determination of a Wind Energy Development's Effect on the Scenic Character of Maine's Special Places"


4/25/17 - Maine’s Outdoor Recreation Economy

4/14/17 - NY Governor establishes 30 mile wind turbine setback

2/5/17 - Hikers, wind foes: Out-of-state energy demands shouldn’t mar Maine scenery

3/30/17 - Tourism Assoc: Maine Wind a Threat

3/30/17 - Maine Wind: How Numbers Affect Visual Impact

3/23/17 - LD 901 Hearing Just Started (2:15PM Thu 3/23/17)

2/27/17 - Robert Bryce: -- Wind power is an attack on rural America --

2/20/17 - Mainebiz: Bill to protect Monhegan's iconic scenery would effectively 'kill' offshore wind pilot project

2/12/17 - Oped: Wind energy project bad fit for Monhegan

1/6/17 - Workshop on the Draft Wind Energy Act Standards

12/19/16 - Wind Turbine Noise Adversely Impacts Nearby People and Animals

12/16/16 - Local voices matter in wind farm debate

12/12/16 - Beautiful Mountains of Maine

12/5/16 - Jim Lutz: Vanishing Vacationland (wind turbines roil the wild)

12/4/16 - PPH - Maine Voices: Monhegan Island is the wrong place for wind turbines

10/11/16 - HYPOCRISY: Wind Pushing Portland Press Herald Argues for Tourism Investment in Inland Maine

10/3/16 - Let's see if wind projects are introduced as a way to help the Katahdin region (BDN)

9/24/16 - Are we selling our birthright?

9/18/16 - Saving Maine’s dark skies (BDN)

9/15/16 - Baxter State Park Alarmed With Viewshed Concerns About Significant Structures and Night Lighting

9/14/16 - Public Workshop on the Wind Energy Act Standards for Scenic Character, Shadow Flicker, Public Safety, Tangible Benefits, and Decommissioning

9/14/16 - BDN: Baxter Park director frets about new monument next door including scenic impacts

8/29/16 - Maine Voices: Moosehead region no place for wind farms

8/5/16 - Sent this email to: - Maine Department of Environmental Protection

8/1/16 - Katahdin and Moosehead Regions in the Crosshairs Like Never Before - Thank You Crooked Massachusetts

7/9/16 - Must Read: Maine's Wind Travesty Must be Stopped (Ellsworth American)

6/27/16 - Passadumkeag Wind project photos

5/23/16 - Leaders meet for Aroostook County tourism summit

5/1/16 - This View is Coming Soon to Baxter and Pamola Peaks

4/20/16 - Study shows wind farms would impact local toursim

4/7/16 - Near-shore offshore wind farms would have huge (negative) impact on coastal tourism

4/4/16 - Study: Wind Farm Would Reduce Vacation Home Rentals by More Than Half

2/19/16 - Don't Make a Scene, Man! Scenic Impacts of Development

1/20/16 - What Ever Happened to John Baldacci and his "Quality of Place?"

12/11/15 - Trump Fights Wind-Farms Because They’re ‘Ugly Monstrosities’

10/13/15 - Portlanders at Odds Over Protecting Scenic Views

10/7/15 - Industrial Wind and Solar is a death sentence to Vermont's landscape.

9/18/15 - No visual Impact ?

8/24/15 - If You Don't Know Moosehead---View This Video. Save Moosehead from the Wind Power Scourge!

8/13/15 - Oakfield Ruined by First Wind (SunEdison, Whatever!) Turbines: Latest Photos

7/4/15 - Ellsworth American Editorial Blasts Wind Power Development in Maine

6/17/15 - "The Maine Woods" Latest Edition Features Major Wind Power Articles

5/14/15 - Scenic Impact - LD 911 and parts of EUT's LD 1329 at ENR Worksession Today, 5/14/15 at 1:00 PM

4/29/15 - Message to the Natural Resources Committee Regarding LD 911 and Scenic Impact

4/27/15 - Appalachian Mountain Cub admits Maine wind task force never considered wind turbines' cumulative impact

4/8/15 - Maine Supreme Court - What makes scenery worth protecting from industrial wind factories? (BDN)

4/2/15 - Katahdin Wind Power--Is This the Future?

3/21/15 - Maine's Scenic Byways

3/18/15 - Maine, you’re an eyewitness to a train wreck

3/12/15 - Windfarm worries for Angus tourism firms

3/11/15 - National Park Service: Keep wind turbines at least 34 miles away

3/10/15 - BDN - Why do selectmen push for 500' Tall Turbines when 89% of residents call their rural way of life important?

2/27/15 - “Irresponsible and shameless exploitation” – new tourism chief takes stand against Navitus Bay

2/9/15 - Destroying Maine's mountains AND raising the speed limit

2/4/15 - Jack Gagnon: Tourism and wind don’t mix (BDN)

1/29/15 - Angus King joins Senate tourism caucus to help Maine tourism

1/27/15 - First Wind Provides Some "Details" as to Location of Molunkus Katahdin Area Project


12/29/14 - You can’t drive very far in rural Maine without encountering massive wind turbines

11/24/14 - Tough questions about spoiling view at Baxter State Park

11/6/14 - NH: Wind turbines a pock against the region’s natural beauty

9/26/14 - First Wind celebrates Oakfield windpower project groundbreaking

8/27/14 - Listen to Saving Maine's first three radio commercials exposing wind power in Maine

8/7/14 - Appalachian Mountain Club to measure economic impact of conservation in the Maine woods

7/31/14 - ‘Charting Maine’s Future’ urges the state to move forward in a way that reinforces our heritage

6/24/14 - Not in tourism's back yard, says P.E.I. group of wind power

5/9/14 - BDN: Turbines versus tourism

5/4/14 - AGAINST THE WIND ,Bravo Crash Barry !

3/18/14 - Mountaineering Council Study: Wind Projects Deterring Visits to Mountains

3/2/14 - Bull Hill Turbines from Schoodic Mt. A ruined vista from a scenic resource

2/13/14 - Maine Compass: Industrial wind power a catastrophe on every level


1/13/14 - LD 1147 Testimony: "An Act To Protect Maine's Scenic Character"

7/26/11 - "Windmills are doing damage to our quality of life and our mountains"


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Comment by Long Islander on January 8, 2018 at 12:45pm

Thank you Deborah. I would guess it's the leadership in the Mass legislature that is the ultimate driver for what they like to call "demand" for clean energy, implying the people want it. I wonder how many of the good folks in Mass will one day arrive at their favorite Maine lake or mountain view and be aghast looking at out of scale, out of place wind turbines which they unwittingly help cause.

The following, from several years ago, may be very revealing as to how much the everyday citizen in Massachusetts cares:

Some programs have not been as popular as expected, NStar CEO Thomas May added. NStar Green, the program under which Massachusetts consumers can pay a premium to ensure some of their electricity is generated by wind, has attracted only 8,000 NStar customers - less than 1 percent of the company’s 1.1 million electricity consumers, he said.

“We were a little disappointed that it was not greater,’’ May said. “Being the greenest state in the land of the free, we have a more educated audience, we have a more concerned, socially conscious audience. So we thought we would do better.’’

Read more at:

Another place where Mass residents may one day be surprised is when their electric bills get truly out of control.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on January 8, 2018 at 12:43pm
Comment by Deborah Andrew on January 8, 2018 at 11:54am

Thank you for creating this extraordinary and invaluable resource.  While it is focused on Maine, whatever affects Maine affects us all.  As a resident of MA, I cannot justify harm done to either the land, the environment or the residents of Maine in order to bring more energy sources to MA.  We must be far more invested in conservation and the exploration of how me might produce energy locally that does no harm, anywhere.


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


(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 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?" 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.”

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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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