On Wednesday, March 9th, the Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC) convened its monthly Commissioners’ meeting at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. One Agenda item of particular interest to several Maine communities was the Chapter 10 Rulemaking pertaining to Maine’s Expedited Permitting Area for wind development.
In June of 2015, the 127th Maine…Continue
Posted on March 11, 2016 at 6:34pm — 5 Comments
I think it is time we watched this video again.
My friend Tom Olds and I created this a few years ago...and it is startling (and depressing) to realize how many of the rural landscapes which are showcased in this video have been lost to industrial wind development since that time.
Lincoln (Rollins Mountain, Rocky Dundee, at the hands of First Wind/SunEdison), Saddleback (Patriot Renewables), Roxbury/Record Hill (Angus King/Independence Wind), Oakfield (First Wind/SunEdison),…Continue
Posted on January 31, 2016 at 4:04pm — 3 Comments
Please read and SHARE this post previously published on "Lexington and Concord Townships-Help Protect Rural Maine" on November 25th.
Tomorrow, January 4, 2016, is the first day LUPC will begin accepting petitions from UT residents requesting removal from the Expedited Permitting Area for wind. Please take advantage of this opportunity to regain your voice in matters of zoning and development within your communities.…Continue
Posted on January 3, 2016 at 9:25am — 2 Comments
Partial Transcript of a Meeting in Highland Plantation in August, 2010 with Rob Gardiner and Angus King of Independence Wind (Highland Wind LLC)
JJo Dunphy, Town Manager:
“We’re not going to allow any of the non-residents to speak, because… this is an assessor’s meeting and we have that prerogative. We can’t have that happen. If any of these extra folks that are here want to ask questions, they can talk with you…Continue
Posted on October 28, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments
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Hi, thanks for the welcome.
We thought at the end of March that we would be OK. There was a vote in March not to qualify Eolian for the MPCU pilot program. They have to prove community support to get it. We recently found out they have still been meeting with the town planning board, even offered to address our concerns by writing their own regulations!!!! A real fox in the hen house situation here. Tonight we will find out if our petition for a moratorium really gets rejected like the selectors have threatened. We have to really step things up.