News media took money from big wind corporations while dismissing their links to increasing whale deaths
Increased boat traffic and high-decibel sonar mapping of the ocean floor by the wind energy industry are behind the rising deaths of whales and other cetaceans off the East Coast over the last six years and could make the North Atlantic Right whale extinct, according to researchers featured in a new documentary,…Continue
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One lie begets other lies. Here, the original lie is Maine's misguided rush to wind power such as evidenced in the state's expedited wind law which opened the gates for wind developers to tun roughshod over the state. If that insanity which started some 15 years ago was the crime, these transmission lines are the getaway car. For all the hucksters' claims about providing inexpensive electricity and saving the planet, the reality is that these wind developers are not exploiting the wind…Continue
The good folks in central Maine are still wrongheadedly saying they recognize a need for "clean energy" in Maine. With all due respect, it sounds as though they are perilously early in the learning curve and would be wise to get more informed ASAP.
Letter: "Our ‘backyards’ should not be shared without our permission"
Carole L. Getchell lives with her husband in…Continue
How to Win a Local Political Fight - Part 1
Citizens Can Win (and Have Won) by Playing their Cards Right
John Droz jr.
Aug 24, 2023
Citizens are often faced with contentious fights about local issues — ranging from whether their community should host an industrial wind facility, to whether their community should host undocumented immigrants.
Even though many of these matters…Continue
By Bryan Jung
BlackRock's push for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) in corporate boardrooms is starting to falter due to popular opposition against it nationwide.
Supporters of ESG have been pressuring corporations to incorporate climate change-related and progressive ideology into investment…Continue
Dominic Yeatman |August 18, 2023
Facebook has found itself in hot water after wading into the debate over whether off-shore wind farms are responsible for a surge in whale deaths across the east coast. Environmentalist Michael Shellenberger has accused the internet giant of ‘censoring accurate information’ after it slapped a content warning on a post about the beaching of 300 whales since 2017. Officials admit there has been an 'unusual mortality event' on the east…
It would seem that NRCM doesn't want mining damage in Maine even though its support of EV's which it arguably wants mandated for Maine drivers, necessitates tremendous amounts of mining in places like the Congo. In fact their politically correct EV's require some 500,000 pounds of earth to be dug up for each battery.
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"While Americans broadly support renewable energy, polls show, they are less enthusiastic about having it in their backyard. One survey from 2021 found that only 24 percent of Americans were willing to live within a mile of a solar farm; the number dropped to 17 percent for wind farms......................
............A study this spring from Columbia University’s Sabin Center for Climate Change…Continue
By Libby Palanza
August 17, 2023
AUGUSTA – Citizens turned out in droves Thursday morning to make their voices heard at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s (Maine DEP’s) public hearing on the California-style vehicle emissions rules under consideration by the agency.
Two citizen petitions – initiated by the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) – were successfully…Continue
Does anyone believe the electricity production claims and ratepayer cost claims? What are the real costs when EVERYTHING is factored in, including the costs which derive from the fact that wind is unreliable, intermittent and largely unpredictable? And what of the collision course we're on as the push towards "unreliables" meets up with the equally ill conceived and disastrous push towards EV's?
by Billy Kobin…Continue
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I'm not sure whether Sierra Executive Committee member Becky Bartovics' objection to a wind facility on Sears Island would qualify as NIMBYism or not. But if it does, I would ask, "What's so wrong with protecting one's own backyard?" After all, if one doesn't protect their own backyard, who will?
I've never been to Sears Island, but I imagine it is a beautiful place and not a good site.…Continue
Thank you John Droz, Jr. for your selfless, herculean and consistent efforts in the righting of the good ship America. You are a true leader.
Please read these articles and many more at https://election-integrity.info/Newsletter/2023/Media_Balance_Newsletter-8-14-23.pdf
*** Social and Political Turbulence is Manufactured in order to Infantilize Us
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by Lori Valigra
Work has resumed on the $1 billion hydropower project through western Maine, but it still is not clear who will pay for the up to $500 million in additional costs caused by legal and construction delays, causing some supporters to become impatient.
Public Advocate William Harwood expressed concern Friday about the construction delays and projected cost increases for the project that is being spearheaded by Central…
Nice to see someone from Unity Environmental University (formerly Unity College) recognize the vile malignancy that is wind power transmission, (and hopefully/literally by extension, wind power) when one considers that the university advertises itself as a route to getting jobs in the wind industry. https://unity.edu/careers/is-energy-good-career/
I resist the temptation to disparage any possible appearance of…Continue
This eye opening piece might be something to ask your representative or senator about if they support EV's.
July 12th, 2023 66 Minute ReadContinue
Good that there is opposition but my sense is that some of the folks opposing this line are early in the learning curve with respect to the complete useless energy source that is wind power on virtually every level. I'm not sure exactly why they feel a need to make statements lauding renewables while renewables are not just feckless and grossly expensive, but scarring the state of Maine in some of its most beautiful places. I sincerely hope they do not think that ceding ground in the…Continue
By Steve Robinson
August 8, 2023
An alliance of groups representing New England’s fishermen is highlighting scientific research that suggests offshore wind development could have “population-scale effects” on key fish and crustacean species in the Gulf of Maine, including electromagnetism-induced deformities in lobsters.
The New England Fishermen’s Stewardship Association (NEFSA) on Monday released an “Offshore Wind Research Summary” summarizing the existing scientific…Continue
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