First Wind's lead attorney Juliet Brown:
"The industry has some very vocal opponents who are well funded, who are very ideological, and who are motivated to show up at public hearings and legislative hearings, and that tends to be the noise that you hear," Brown says.
It's all right here:…Continue
Added by Long Islander on June 30, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment
Can't thank everyone who has donated to the Saving Maine campaign so far. Today was a great day at the "donate" button. Every dollar we raise goes to telling the truth about wind power and other environmental challenges facing Maine. So thank you all and tell your friends to show their support for the new campaign. We're in the Sun Journal, Kennebec Journal, and Morning Sentinel on Tuesday. We hope you like the ads and the messages - stay tuned. More good things on the way.
Added by Richard McDonald/Saving Maine on June 29, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Let us see if we understand this correctly -- Maine Audubon acknowledges that bat colonies in Maine have been decimated and this has put human health at risk. Yet after suggesting in 2011 putting restrictions on industrial wind with regard to bat endangerment, in December 2013, Maine Audubon essentially green lighted industrial wind sprawl in Maine.
June 29, 2014…
Added by Long Islander on June 29, 2014 at 7:30am — 9 Comments
The Camden Hills and the islands of Penobscot Bay are one of Maine's treasures. Several wind warriors and I hiked up Bald Mt., from which summit there is a sweeping view of the islands of Penobscot Bay. Even on a hazy day, the controversial wind turbines on Vinalhaven stuck out like a sore thumb! This beautiful island has been desecrated by ugly wind turbines.Continue
Added by Brad Blake on June 28, 2014 at 10:57pm — 1 Comment
Saving Maine's ad campaign is appearing this weekend in the Maine Sunday Telegram and BDN weekend edition with two ads per edition. It's also running in the Tuesday (7/1) editions of the Kennebec Journal, Waterville Sentinel and Sun Journal. Two ads will be in each edition as well. We are working on a plan to include radio this Summer. As always, this cost money and we appreciate all of you who have contributed over the past couple of weeks. Keep hitting that "donate" button at…Continue
Added by Richard McDonald/Saving Maine on June 28, 2014 at 10:58am — 2 Comments
Clifton votes July 1 on reconstruction by the planning board of the land use ordinance. I urge voters to “just say no” to the proposed changes.
Having worked on the land use ordinance from 2005 to 2010, I am concerned that these drastic changes are for the worse. The ordinance gives many powers and responsibilities. I question the wisdom of putting so much trust in the current board. Its proposed new ordinance “fix” is seriously…Continue
Added by Long Islander on June 27, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments
Please note that Conservation Law Foundation Ventures makes money from industrial wind, such as the developer that is trying to put tax dollar-harvesting mammoth wind turbines all over Aroostook County. See:
Added by Long Islander on June 27, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
Clearly, the time has come for solar and wind to compete on their own with coal and nuclear power, without state mandates or subsidies. Ohio…
Added by Long Islander on June 26, 2014 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments
Canary in a coal mine: oxygen too low for developers
June 26, 2014
INDUSTRY ADDICTED TO HIGH SUBSIDIES PREPARES TO PAY PRICE…
Added by Long Islander on June 26, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment
On July 1 the residents of Clifton will be voting to modify their wind power ordinance, reportedly to…Continue
Added by Long Islander on June 25, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment
On Tuesday, June 24, Saving Maine not only ran the two ads in the National section of the Portland Press Herald, but also ran this ad in the "Business Tuesday" section. We who understand the wind scam know it is the bastard son of Enron. Thank you Saving Maine for pointing it out so well to the southern Maine business community. Expensive, taxpayer subsidized wind power should NEVER be supported by the business community unless that business has its hand in the wind industry "cookie…Continue
Added by Brad Blake on June 25, 2014 at 11:30am — 3 Comments
We're finishing up a very strong opening week with ads in the weekend edition of the BND and the Maine Sunday Telegram. Two hard hitting ads in each paper will be seen by tens of thousands of Mainers and tourists over this coming weekend. Something to look forward to on Sunday morning. Saving Maine web site traffic has been very strong as well - visits were up again yesterday after ads ran in the PPH. The FW/Enron ad was very poignant given the EMERA deal and Bowers denial. Please take Brad…Continue
Added by Richard McDonald/Saving Maine on June 25, 2014 at 10:45am — 1 Comment
Saving Maine's ad campaign has expanded to the Portland Press Herald, with two ads on different pages in the National section. The ads which started today are this one here and, two pages later, the "Saudi Arabia of Wind" ad that I posted a few days ago that had run in the "Forecaster".
The significance of this ad campaign cannot be understated. CTFWP, in…Continue
Added by Brad Blake on June 24, 2014 at 10:39pm — 5 Comments
Dune Shores Tourism Association president Matthew Jelley told CBC News on Tuesday the province needs to be careful about where it allows wind turbines to go.
"For most visitors it's the primary reason, is viewscapes," said Jelley.
Added by Long Islander on June 24, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Thank you Saving Maine for raising the funds to launch an advertising campaign to educate Maine citizens and our valuable summer visitors about the scourge of industrial wind power in Maine!
The new ad campaign by Saving Maine is on! Here is the ad that ran in this week's Forescaster, the premier newspaper that covers Maine's populated region that loves wind turbines because they will never have them built near them. Support the effort by going to savingmaine.org…
Added by Brad Blake on June 21, 2014 at 5:39pm — 6 Comments
BDN: New Maine environmental group launches anti-wind power ad campaignContinue
Added by Long Islander on June 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments
First Wind sees setbacks in Maine
| GLOBE STAFF JUNE 21, 2014
First Wind Holdings Inc., a …Continue
Added by Long Islander on June 21, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
LePage touts energy efficient heat source at Blaine House
The governor is installing 22 ductless pumps as the new technology gains steam.Continue
Added by Long Islander on June 20, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
The Saving Maine web site , www.SavingMaine.org, has been renovated and is up and running with a new donation option, a "who we are" page, and more. Our plan calls for an entirely new site over the coming weeks. We want to thank everyone for their positive comments and their encouragement. We look forward working with you all as this effort rolls out. We have a lot to do and will need everyone's help to make this effort pay. So, try out that donation…Continue
Added by Richard McDonald/Saving Maine on June 18, 2014 at 6:30pm — 11 Comments
Saving Maine's statewide media effort starts this Thursday in the BDN and Falmouth Forecaster. The campaign will appear in the Portland Press Herald next week. Stay tuned.
Added by Richard McDonald/Saving Maine on June 17, 2014 at 8:00pm — 12 Comments
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