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Maine Wind Turbine Cleanup Priority Ignored by Ballooning Maine Government

We all know that plastic straws and bags are existential threats to mankind. But did you know that they now have competition from balloons?  "An Act Regarding the Sale and Release or Abandonment of Balloons" has been introduced in the Maine legislature. Along with recent bills such as defining the type of chickadee that should be our state bird and replacing the current…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on March 13, 2019 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Who The Hell Does Massachusetts Think It Is Banning Natural Gas Into Maine?

A ruthless direct hit on Maine's poor and middle class via unnecessarily high electricity rates by banning desperately needed new natural gas pipelines. Mammoth new natural gas reserves in nearby states go untapped by Mainers because of Massachusetts' blockade at the same time they "demand" we allow our mountains, ridges and hilltops be grossly despoiled by wind and transmission blight so they can power their McMansions with feelgood electricity while stuffing money into politicians'…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on February 14, 2018 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Maine Wind Resistance Movement May Have Reached the Turning Point

"You look at these horrible wind mills that are destroying every environment; they're destroying areas, they're destroying neighborhoods; they're killing all the birds; the windmills are the worst of all. And we're backing all of this garbage that doesn't work and it's really destructive.

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on November 17, 2016 at 11:48am — 6 Comments

NRCM's Dylan Voorhees: "We're still reeling"

President-elect Trump has said he is not a fan of energy generated from wind and solar power. That’s of high concern for Maine’s environmental groups. Dylan Voorhees, a scientist for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, worries Trump might unravel progress made by the Obama administration on the Environmental Protection Agency’s clean air and power plans, particularly a rule that’s under development to reduce mercury and other emissions that pollute the air.

“We’re still reeling…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on November 17, 2016 at 11:47am — 11 Comments

Maine towns agree not to enforce limits on political signs on private property

“This issue gets at the intersection of private property and protected speech,” Melnick said. “Yard signs are highly protected methods of communication.”

Posted Sept. 14, 2012…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on November 1, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

I don't live anywhere near Moosehead - Give ME a Yard Sign

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Maine Doesn't Want Big Wind.

Added by Whetstone_Willy on November 1, 2015 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Italian mafia 'turns to wind farm investment to launder money and benefit from EU subsidies'

The scam works on multiple levels, using the age-old formula of intimidation of landowners and infiltration of regional agencies that hand out subsidies and award contracts, observers believe.

Italian mafia 'turns to wind farm investment to launder money and benefit from EU subsidies'

  • Winds farms, and renewable energy in general, are the most popular…
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Added by Whetstone_Willy on July 6, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Delinquent First Wind $1.5 million tax bill lost in paper trail

Delinquent First Wind $1.5 million tax bill lost in paper trail

"Kent Smith, president of Makana Nui Associates, which is a partner with First Wind in the farm, said telephone calls and e-mails were flying among company officials Wednesday and Thursday to figure out what happened.

Here, according to Smith and Teruya, is how the tax bill got…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on March 23, 2013 at 9:15am — 2 Comments

Conflicts on the Energy & Utilities Committee?

Stacey Fitts, co-chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, works for Kleinschmidt Associates, an engineering, licensing, environmental service firm offering specialized technical services to the renewable industry.



Co-Chair Fitts was quoted in the February 7, 2011 Sun-Journal as saying "Everyone…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on October 9, 2012 at 8:57pm — 1 Comment

Maine Ratepayers Robbed; Citizens Ignored; Their Rights Laughed At

First Posted Here 4/12/12

Who thinks that the Maine PUBLIC Utilities Commission is looking out for the public after yesterday's decision, ignoring their staff?

Is there anyone who believes this to be the case?

Former Governor Baldacci's former Chief of Staff Kurt Adams took over $ 1million in stock options from his then future employer First Wind while Chairman of the PUC. While there, Adams helped grease the skids for the…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on September 29, 2012 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Angus King: "Maine is the Saudi Arabia of Wind"

C'mon Angus, how can you look the people of Maine who trusted you straight in the eye and tell them that they are living in the Saudi Arabia of Wind, when you know that this same line is being told to residents of at least 14 other states?

Come-on lines like this appeal to the greed in people in hopes that they drop their guard and suspend the use of common sense. You see the same thing in those emails from Nigeria that tell…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on September 29, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

When they say Senate Hopeful Angus King is long in the tooth, they're not talking about his age

Rather, they are referring to how Angus King and his ilk are sucking the lifeblood out of the U.S. treasury.

To say nothing of Maine ratepayers and Maine's wild lands he once…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on September 19, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Naomi Schalit & John Christie: Governor and Democratic leader announce plans to fix state ethics

Governor and Democratic leader announce plans to fix state ethics

By NAOMI SCHALIT AND JOHN CHRISTIE
Senior Reporters
September 19, 2012 
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Added by Whetstone_Willy on September 19, 2012 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Interesting conflicts or conflicts of interest?

Stacey Fitts, co-chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, works for Kleinschmidt Associates, an engineering, licensing, environmental service firm offering specialized technical services to the renewable industry.



Co-Chair Fitts was quoted in the February 7, 2011 Sun-Journal as saying "Everyone…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on September 5, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Originator of "Gaia Theory": "I personally can’t stand windmills"

Green ‘drivel’ 

The godfather of global warming lowers the boom on climate change hysteria

lorrie-goldstein

BY LORRIE GOLDSTEIN ,TORONTO SUN

FIRST POSTED: SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012 06:03 PM…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on September 5, 2012 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Conflicts of Interest?

 

 

Conflict of Interest - Maine State Legislature

Title 1 MRSA §1014 lists several activities constituting a conflict of interest to help define ethical standards and to identify areas of real or apparent impropriety that are to be avoided. These are examples and should not be considered an exhaustive list. The…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on June 3, 2012 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Wind "Army" Bloggers Out in Force

The next time you read some bald faced pro-wind lies in an online post, consider that the blogger may be employed by an organization that has made this commenting part of his or her job. The employer could be a wind company but also a wind industry law firm, engineering firm, a paid off so called environmental group, an ornithologist who rigs bird studies, etc.

It is now established fact that many of the pro-wind comments we see in online reader…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on May 20, 2012 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Maine wind power pushers can't get signatures

Jackson Parker on Maine Watch Friday, 1/27/12.

Watch the full video at: http://video.mpbn.net/video/2190503142/ And by the way, note that MPBN made ZERO disclosure of Parker's connection to the wind industry and in the misleading statement of the year simply called him a businessman.

The…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on February 1, 2012 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

Please Put People Before Parasites

Added by Whetstone_Willy on January 29, 2012 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

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

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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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