Added by Long Islander on May 16, 2014 at 5:06am — No Comments
If you do not support climate catastrophes . . . you are placed into a deniers box and accused to support the interest of the oil industry or alternatively that you are a man in a senior age and therefore unable to understand the concerns of the younger generations.
The frenetic publicity campaigns of recent months—the hyped reports of imminent climate catastrophe and the serial exaggerations of the prognosis of the West…Continue
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on May 13, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
E2Tech is bringing legislators, lobbyists and political experts together to discuss recent legislation and look ahead at initiatives that will define the political and policy landscape for the next Governor and Legislature. Maine State Legislature:
Senator John Cleveland - Chair, Energy, Utilities & Technology Committee Senator Tom Saviello - Member, Environment & Natural Resources Committee Business & the Environment:Stacey Fitts, Regulatory Manager, Summit Natural Gas…Continue
Added by alice mckay barnett on May 9, 2014 at 7:42pm — No Comments
Perhaps before the University goes after another huge taxpayer funded gift which grossly harms the Maine ratepayer, the University needs to come clean about its colossal failure in its sole land based wind test to date, its industrial turbine in Presque Isle. They publicized it to no end, even made a movie about it and went on a road show accepting undeserved praise. But they have never once publicized the fact that it achieved only 11% of capacity, making it an extraordinary…Continue
Al Howlett, who wrote a pro-wind power letter in today's Portland Press-Herald will perhaps read and consider the following two thoughtful responses.…
US wind turbines are killing wildlife … FWS have documented dozens of endangered species kills … “to date the FWS have brought only one prosecution against the wind industry for violating the Endangered Species Act” … “wind turbines are climate-change scarecrows” … “let’s do the math” ……Continue
Added by Long Islander on May 9, 2014 at 9:49am — No Comments
The proposed ballot wording is as follows:
“Each wind turbine shall be set back at least [4,000] feet from the nearest property line of any nonparticipating parcel. Wind Energy Facility owners may negotiate with property owners to waive the setback with a written mitigation waiver agreement.
A public hearing on the June 10…Continue
Meanwhile on Monhegan:
"Avian Survey - As of July 2009, Dr. Podolsky’s results have indicated that the number of birds and diversity of species at the site are low relative to the rest of the island,…Continue
So much for the will of the states. You really have to wonder what is going on behind the scenes in 2014 Washington, D.C. At least the money doesn't befoul the Gulf of…Continue
Is this like the "aging transmission lines" scare that caused the ratepayer to be hit for $1.4 billion to buy the Maine wind industry essentially free shipping (CMP transmission upgrade) to southern N.E. for its product, already benefiting from all kinds of subsidies and preferential treatment?
Global warming was used to create the unconstitutional Maine wind law of 2008…Continue
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on May 7, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Several times since the proposed Wild Meadows industrial wind turbine complex in Danbury and Alexandria was first revealed to our unsuspecting towns, I’ve written to Gov. Maggie Hassan. Each time I get a version of a form letter in response.…
Against the Wind
Crash Barry rants for the trees
by Crash Barry
There’s hope on the horizon for those of us determined to stop the industrialization of Maine’s wilderness. Reliable sources informed me last month that plans are in the works for a citizen initiative that could substantially slow, if not stop, the development of new wind-power projects atop the wooded peaks of the Pine Tree…Continue
I haven't yet gotten my hands on a hard copy and it's not yet online, but hope to read this soon. The Bollard's physical edition is circulated primarily in southern Maine.Continue
Anybody see this Tweet from FMM just a few minutes ago? "Well-deserved kick in the teeth today (http://bit.ly/1ko37sH) for First Wind. BEP upholds DEP denial at…Continue
Added by Janice Anderson on May 1, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments
In an extraordinarily well deserved rebuke to Senate President Justin Alfond, his fellow legislators supported Governor LePage's killing of Alfond's special interest bill which was shamelessly written by and for the wind industry at the expense of citizens.
The vote was along party lines. Kudos to the Republicans and shame on the Dems and Dick…Continue