On Wednesday, March 9th, the Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC) convened its monthly Commissioners’ meeting at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. One Agenda item of particular interest to several Maine communities was the Chapter 10 Rulemaking pertaining to Maine’s Expedited Permitting Area for wind development.
In June of 2015, the 127th Maine…Continue
I think it is time we watched this video again.
My friend Tom Olds and I created this a few years ago...and it is startling (and depressing) to realize how many of the rural landscapes which are showcased in this video have been lost to industrial wind development since that time.
Lincoln (Rollins Mountain, Rocky Dundee, at the hands of First Wind/SunEdison), Saddleback (Patriot Renewables), Roxbury/Record Hill (Angus King/Independence Wind), Oakfield (First Wind/SunEdison),…Continue
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Tomorrow, January 4, 2016, is the first day LUPC will begin accepting petitions from UT residents requesting removal from the Expedited Permitting Area for wind. Please take advantage of this opportunity to regain your voice in matters of zoning and development within your communities.…Continue
Partial Transcript of a Meeting in Highland Plantation in August, 2010 with Rob Gardiner and Angus King of Independence Wind (Highland Wind LLC)
JJo Dunphy, Town Manager:
“We’re not going to allow any of the non-residents to speak, because… this is an assessor’s meeting and we have that prerogative. We can’t have that happen. If any of these extra folks that are here want to ask questions, they can talk with you…Continue
I sat up in my orchard, with cocoa cup in hand.
My husband and my youngest son were roaming nearby land.
The ‘Wees’ (those Tennessean pups) were running here and there,
And Stevie-cat took swipes at them as they passed by his chair.
The dew was heavy on the ground. The sun peeked over hill.
The trees—their colors…Continue
Added by Karen Bessey Pease on October 8, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
From snowmobile clubs to fire departments to historical societies, and from fuel assistance funds to youth programs to libraries; the wind industry in Maine has a long history of spreading its money around the communities wherein it hopes to build grid-scale industrial wind facilities.
The latest example of a wind corporation’s ‘largesse’ here in Maine can be…Continue
Maine isn’t just a magnificent piece of real estate—it’s a brand. This beautiful state in which we live is a destination. Maine residents already have what millions of people the world over are craving.
Maine is unique—and Mainers are distinctive. We’re independent. Resilient. Proud. We’re a people who…Continue
A friend of mine and a fellow wind warrior from the Friends of the Highland Mountains, Dave Corrigan, has just started a new website and public forum in an attempt to stop this industrial wind menace that is threatening Maine. Please check out www.realwindinfoforme.com. Post the upcoming events which your personal "Friends" Wind Warrior group is attending/promoting/dealing with. Look for resources. Share information. Ask for assistance. If…Continue
From the September 29th issue of the IRREGULAR
KINGFIELD — At Tranten’s Family Market recently, seven mechanical engineering students from the University of Maine and…Continue
When I began to research the topic of industrial wind on the mountaintops of Maine, it was with one purpose. Last…Continue
Electrical energy produced by the wind.…Continue
Many of the members of the Citizens’ Task Force on Wind know of the existence of the Friends of the Highland Mountains. We formed as a group in November of 2009, after Angus King and Rob Gardiner came to Highland with their plan to place industrial wind turbines along each of Highland’s five mountains.…Continue