Richard mcdonald's Blog – December 2013 Archive (7)

Conkling's OP-ed in BDN

Another voice is heard from - read Phillip Conkling's op-ed in today's on line BDN about the environment and off shore wind. The misinformation never stops coming.

Added by richard mcdonald on December 30, 2013 at 11:43am — 2 Comments

Use The McLaughlin Group comment to our advantage

I know it's the holidays, but go to the McLaughlin Group site - go to the bottom of the Homepage and use the "make a comment" feature to thank them for talking about bird/bat mortality as one of the biggest lies of 2013 - encourage them to up the ante on big wind - tell them our story - you never know. Tell them about Angus Kings' wind interest and his son's involvement w/FW - they may say more about it in upcoming broadcasts. Thanks and Happy Holidays!!

Added by richard mcdonald on December 23, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Respond to Lung Association misinformation

Is there some in CTOW who can respond to the NELA letter to set the record straight. We're up to our ears in press work here at FMM and would appreciate someone taking that on. We can't let this stuff go unchallenged. Allowing the public to think/believe that windmills in ME reduces pollution from the Midwest is extremely is a complete falsehood and needs to be called out. Selling REC to Midwest polluters is what's coming from ME wind developers - Thanks. RM

Added by richard mcdonald on December 20, 2013 at 8:18am — No Comments

FMM: Latest MREA poll is an attempt to silence critics - press release

For Immediate Release

 

Friends of Maine's Mountains: Industrial wind's new poll is an attempt to silence critics

 

 

December 16, 2013   Portland, Maine. Friends of Maine's Mountains (FMM) is encouraging the people of Maine to question the motivation and validity of the recent poll promoting industrial wind power in Maine. The Maine Renewable Energy Association…

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Added by richard mcdonald on December 16, 2013 at 8:29am — 6 Comments

65% of voters on PPH poll don't support killing of Eagles - vote now!

The PPH has a poll up on it's home page and we need to vote "no" before they take it down. Take time this morning and vote to stop the killing Eagles and other wildlife by the wind industry. It will take you 2 minutes and a big turnout is critical to keeping pressure on the media to shine a bright light on the facts about wind power in Maine. Vote now!

Added by richard mcdonald on December 14, 2013 at 7:29am — 1 Comment

FMM attacks Maine Audubon on ties to industrial wind and flawed report

For Immediate Release

Friends of Maine's Mountains calls on Maine Audubon to disclose its financial ties to industrial wind and retract its new report that fails to…

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Added by richard mcdonald on December 12, 2013 at 10:49am — 6 Comments

Obama to extend eagle killing exemption from 5 to 30 years for wind developers.

I'm sure it's due to the Wyoming case where Duke Energy was held criminally (convicted) liable for killing eagles at a number of their wind farms. So, the President is going to ask Congress to pass a 30 year exemption for the developers so they can kill these poor animals without any recourse. I wonder if the developers in Maine have secured their permits to kill eagles - maybe we should call and ask the Audubon Society to comment.

Added by richard mcdonald on December 6, 2013 at 11:50am — 7 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

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(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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