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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So many years of unspoiled beauty, Use to be so awesome stepping out the door and looking out there, Not worrying about who was looking back, Kinda feel violated. I know it's in Roxbury, But it impacts me and anyone else that can see it. There are a few other places from Andover that you can kinda see them. But here i have the full effect of it. No way would anyone want to buy my property if i should decide to sell it.
Was kind of my plan for later years.. But now who would want to move here and look at that. ? i sure wouldn't want too.. and i don't.
I think they should have placed them in and around the state house. And the White House Lawn , Just so they can see how how it would look,
Besides there is enough hot air and wind coming out of these places to produce enough Power to supply the Nation,
I just hope that Andover takes a good look at what these look like. And figure out that Andover won't be quite as attractive as it use too be if they allow them to be placed in the Mountains around town,
Well thank you for the note, and sure hope all is well. Say Hey to Wally for me,, take care and thanks again. Matt.