First Wind is having an informational meeting at our town office on January 18th. I think my husband and I will be in the minority - NOT IN FAVOR - of towers being put up on Bower's Mtn., leased land from Bower's Mtn, LLC. Most people seen either not to care - or to be in support of them. The Town Clerk - is thrilled - it means an influx of cash and will help us offset the increasing taxes. Unfortunately - I have a feeling that a lot of people will agree with her, especially if FW begins… Continue
Added by Tracy Allen on January 5, 2010 at 5:13pm —
Regarding the straw proposals --- I forwarded the link to Lynne Williams, Esq. (she is also running as the green candidate for Governor). She is representing the 'Friends of Lincoln Lakes' and our group - 'Partnership for the Preservation of the Downeast Lakes Watershed' in this struggle against the onslaught of 'BIG WIND'. (See her reply below) She is going to go back and figure out where she got 2007 from -- but hopefully she's right and it's a dead issue.
Hi Tracy: This… Continue
Added by Tracy Allen on January 3, 2010 at 4:12pm —
Does anyone have more information regarding the nature of a DOC meeting in Augusta on 1/12/10 - comment deadline is 1/25/10. It appears to be a rule making meeting regarding Proposed 04-056 Chapter 3 "Designated scenic viewpoints ..... for consideration in the permitting of expedited wind energy development'. It was forwarded to me - so I am not sure where on the DOC page to find more info on it.
While perusing the DOC webpage - I came across a link to 'straw proposals' -- #3 is… Continue
Added by Tracy Allen on January 1, 2010 at 9:22pm —
Is there any thought about having a new poll done? By a more neutral pollster? I'm not sure if it would help stop these projects and realize that it might not work in our favor -- but surely it's got to be better than the '90% in favor' that the proponents keep throwing around.
Added by Tracy Allen on December 22, 2009 at 10:03am —
So who did the original poll that showed that 90% of Mainers were in support of wind towers?? It seems very high to me -- but maybe that's just my biased opinion of what the state thinks. Is it possible to repeat this poll - surely it has to come in lower than 90% - especially if it's done by someone who is not specfically 'pro-wind' --
Added by Tracy Allen on December 21, 2009 at 11:52pm —
I just got forwarded a 'Notice of Intent to file a Development Permit Application' - originally sent out by Marcia Spencer-Famous. This is for a 48 utility scale wind turbines in Highland Plantation, Me - permit is supposed to be in around December 18, 2009 and will include timing and rules for a request for a public hearing. Not sure if anyone is specifically fighting this -- I am going to go ahead and ask to be a person of interest - from what I understand from the Stetson II debacle -- this… Continue
Added by Tracy Allen on December 21, 2009 at 7:45pm —
I live in Carroll Plt - where First Wind is in the process of putting up 4 test towers on Bower's Mtn. We go through LURC - we have not found a permit on line for the final project - but from everything we've heard - LURC and First Wind will pretty much breeze through and have the towers up before anyone knows the final permit is done (it sounds like this is what happened with the Stetson I & II project). We are trying to at least get our town up to speed on this and are looking for an… Continue
Added by Tracy Allen on November 22, 2009 at 6:57pm —