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Bingham Wind Decision Delayed to 2014
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I have been informed that the DEP is delaying its decision on whether to permit First Wind's proposed 62+ turbine "Bingham Wind" project until early 2014.I was under the impression that the Maine…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Bessey Pease Dec 29, 2013.

Public Comments Due Today (Oct 23) on MA-ME Wind Contracts

Public comments due before 5pm Today on MA plans to buy electricity from First Wind's Oakfield and Bingham wind projects (even though the Bingham project hasn't even been permitted.) Comments need to…Continue

Started Oct 23, 2013

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Protect Citizens' Initiatives - Call Your Legislator TODAY!

A bill currently making its way through the Legislature would make it much more difficult for volunteer citizen petitions to get on the ballot.

LD 742 would require 50% of the signatures to be collected from each congressional district. 



The current requirement is about 61,500 signatures. The bill would require about 31,000 from each district. The paid signature drives will just pay people to do whatever they have to…

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Posted on June 18, 2015 at 12:11pm — 5 Comments

Salazar Pushing Industrial Wind this Thursday in Orono

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will be at the University

of Maine on Thursday, Aug. 18 from approximately 1:45-3:15 p.m.



Salazar, a former Democratic U.S. Senator from Colorado who has been a member of the Obama cabinet since January, 2009, will be in Maine for a series of meetings arranged by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). At

UMaine, he will tour the Advanced Structures and Composites Center to learn more about the UMaine-led DeepCWind Consortium and its work…

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Posted on August 17, 2011 at 2:30pm

Iberdrola Transformer Coming from Searsport to Benton

July 30

Benton substation to receive new CMP transformer



By Doug Harlow dharlow@mainetoday.com

Staff Writer



BENTON -- Central Maine Power Co. will be moving a 286-ton electrical

power transformer on Monday from a cargo terminal in Searsport to the

company's new substation on Albion Road in Benton.



The transformer will make the 45-mile trip to Benton on a 16-axle

tractor-trailer rig with a state… Continue

Posted on August 2, 2011 at 7:34pm

"If A Tree Falls" Documentary Showing At Railroad Square

The new documentary, "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front," will be playing at Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville starting Friday, August 5th. The movie will run for at least a week.

It's showing every day from Friday the 5th to Thursday Aug 11 at 12:30, 5:00, and

9:30 on Fri and Sat.



Description from www.railroadsquarecinema.com:

In many ways, IF A TREE FALLS, a film that asks us… Continue

Posted on August 2, 2011 at 5:02pm

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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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We have the facts on our side. We have the truth on our side. All we need now is YOU.

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