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My Testimony on the BEP 42 dB(a)

Woodstock Site Plan Review

Page 15 , Number  18

Noise: the proposed development shall not raise noise levels to the extent that abutting and/or nearby residents are adversely affect.

A)    The maximum permissible sound pressure level of any continuous, regular or frequent or an intermittent source of sound produced by any activity shall be limited by the time period and land use which it abuts listed below. Sound levels shall be measured at 4…


Added by Leola R. Ballweber on February 9, 2012 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

Logging Ain't What It Use To Be

On Monday night, I took my last college class and was able to draw a sigh of relief. It was so good to get it finished and concentrate on our Supreme Court Appeal for Spruce Mountain in Woodstock, Maine. For those who are not aware, here in Woodstock we have been working hard to get safe distance and sound concerns dealt with by the DEP and BEP. Both departments have disappointed us by allowing no hearings so that we could counter the projects estimations on their reports on sound, ect.…


Added by Leola R. Ballweber on May 13, 2011 at 9:08am — No Comments

There Comes a Day of Doubt

                The news and verification that Bayroot, LLC, is being powered by Yale University Investments, has changed the aspect of our fight. Or has it? For some it is the affirmation of what was suspected and in others it will be like a slap in the face. How can you fight something so big?

                When you consider what their investment is taking away from the Native people of Maine and the seasonal people, it will be a greater loss to the people then to some large group…


Added by Leola R. Ballweber on March 4, 2011 at 10:08am — No Comments

Request for financial Aid

Dear Friends and Family,                   

            As the President of Friends of Spruce Mountain it falls upon my shoulders to inform you as where we stand with our Appeal.

            The DEP, did not acknowledge our concerns about the Spruce Mountain Wind Project. I am convinced that LD2283 has left their hands tied and they cannot legally say no to these projects. They are working with what they have been given, which is not much thanks to Ex- Governor Baldacci’s task…


Added by Leola R. Ballweber on February 27, 2011 at 2:43pm — 3 Comments

Katahdin Experience

     When I was 19 years old I was given the chance to go on a canoe trip into the Maine Woods. At 19, I too had read Thoreau and was influenced by his words. The trip began floating down stream for two days. The third day, we spent pulling our canoes upstream, the 4th day, we spent  1/2 the day camped by a small dam and took turns jumping off the dam to bob up down below. It was exhilarating to fall through the water,…


Added by Leola R. Ballweber on February 27, 2011 at 1:33pm — 2 Comments

Seven Judges, decisions to make

Rufus brown did an excellent representation to the court. He was able to combined both the Oakfield and Roxbury cases as one. Noise is the major issue and the fact that the DEP will not give an open hearing concerning the projects and sound. If there was a hearing, then Rufus would be able to ask the "wind specialist" to prove their conclusions and to explain how they made there findings on the issues involved.

One justice even asked why the DEP didn't use this opportunity to allow a…


Added by Leola R. Ballweber on January 12, 2011 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Update on Woodstock, Maine

The Friends of Spruce Mountain have been busy with gathering funds and helping Rufus Brown with our appeal to the DEP. Basically, the DEP dis-regarded our concerns and we will be headed to the BEP. When 6 of 11 wind turbines are required to be restricted for sound at night by the DEP itself, we know that we, the people of the valleys are not going to be getting any sleep at night. I don't like myself when I get that way. I can get very grumpy. So to make sure that we the people… Continue

Added by Leola R. Ballweber on November 13, 2010 at 5:55pm — 2 Comments

Town of Woodstock, Selectmen get introduced to Moratorium Petition 3/16/10

I want to thank all of you out there that have supported me through this first step towards a moratorium. The people of Woodstock know of the dangers that these wind turbines have and realize that there should be at least a one mile distance from all abutting property,s. Once they realize that their building code that was revised March, 2009, to deal with wind turbines, is very dangerous for distance, they will want to have that corrected for the… Continue

Added by Leola R. Ballweber on March 16, 2010 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments


Those of you that watch channel 8 on T.V. must have seen the short piece on how the wind turbines are being made in China and the ones manufactured in the United States are not being bought by all these money hungry companys that are out for the federal incentive money. They showed how big these wind turbines are and how the incentive program was set up to get the American wind companys going and… Continue

Added by Leola R. Ballweber on February 10, 2010 at 7:39am — 1 Comment

Woodstock, Maine Will Not Go Down With Out A Fight

The Township of Woodstock, Maine and Patriot Renewables, Quincy, Massachusetts have been working together for the past 2 years to create the Spruce Mountain Wind Project. This project would include 9-11 G.E. wind turbines. If they use the G.E. 1.5, they plan on installing 11 turbines or the G.E. 2.0, the number would be 9 turbines. When Patriot Renewables made their presentation to the public, November, 2009, most of us there had received a registered letter and was curious as to what this was… Continue

Added by Leola R. Ballweber on February 4, 2010 at 2:48pm — 4 Comments


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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