Long Islander's Blog – August 2023 Archive (17)

Wind Industry Money Behind Media Misinformation About Whale Deaths

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,…


Added by Long Islander on August 30, 2023 at 12:11pm — No Comments

FIGHT FARMERS FIGHT, YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT - Aroostook power line would cut across Maine farms

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…


Added by Long Islander on August 27, 2023 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

BDN - Shades of the "Expedited Wind Law" - shady and totalitarian; representatives backstabbing the people

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…


Added by Long Islander on August 26, 2023 at 11:07am — 7 Comments

How to Win a Local Political Fight - Parts 1 & 2 (John Droz, Jr.)

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…


Added by Long Islander on August 26, 2023 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

BlackRock's Push for ESG Faltering Due to Massive Pushback

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…


Added by Long Islander on August 25, 2023 at 2:21pm — 1 Comment

Facebook is slammed for censoring posts linking increase in whale deaths along east coast to offshore WIND FARMS

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…


Added by Long Islander on August 25, 2023 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

NRCM, concerned for Katahdin's shadows, but their support for wind projects in the area likely if history is a guide (Webinar Tonight 7-8pm)

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.



Added by Long Islander on August 23, 2023 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Maine wind woes in the NY Times - The “clean energy future” is roiling both friends and foes

"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…


Added by Long Islander on August 21, 2023 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Massive Turnout in Augusta for Public Hearing on NRCM Proposal to Eliminate Gas Powered Vehicles via Insane Central Planning

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…


Added by Long Islander on August 18, 2023 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

BDN - The questions and controversy behind a proposed Maine wind power line

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…


Added by Long Islander on August 15, 2023 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Longtime Wind Supporter Becky Bartovics Not Happy About Wind Industry Plans for Island Near Her Backyard

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.…


Added by Long Islander on August 14, 2023 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Media Balance Newsletter: August 13, 2023

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



Added by Long Islander on August 14, 2023 at 10:23am — No Comments

A new hurdle for the CMP corridor has backers getting impatient


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…


Added by Long Islander on August 13, 2023 at 5:12pm — 2 Comments

Unity College Prof: Aroostook Renewable Gateway will be bad for people and the planet

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…


Added by Long Islander on August 12, 2023 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Pssst.....that politically correct EV required 500,000 pounds of earth to be dug up for its battery (Manhattan Institute)

This eye opening piece might be something to ask your representative or senator about if they support EV's.

Electric Vehicles for Everyone? The Impossible Dream

July 12th, 2023 66 Minute Read Report by Mark P. Mills…


Added by Long Islander on August 11, 2023 at 11:20pm — 2 Comments

Powerline should not cut through central Maine farms

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…


Added by Long Islander on August 8, 2023 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Fishermen’s Alliance Highlights Offshore Wind Threat to Haddock, Lobster Fisheries in Gulf of Maine

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…


Added by Long Islander on August 8, 2023 at 1:42pm — No Comments

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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


(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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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."


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