Senator Jackson and His Totalitarian Co-Sponsors Reject Constitutional Law.

1:00 pm Public Hearing   
LD 924, SP0395
Resolve, to Provide Legislative Approval of Northern Maine Transmission Infrastructure
 - President. Troy Jackson of Aroostook

This resolve provides that, pursuant to the requirements of the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 35-A, section 3132, subsection 6-C, the Legislature approves the construction and operation of a high-impact electric transmission line and appurtenant facilities to interconnect renewable energy resources in northern Maine with the electric grid operated by the New England independent system operator.  
What the hell. Are we in a totalitarian state now!
Even before being deliberated by the PUC as this project is subject be examined for a certificate of finding of public convenience & necessity. A process that can take up to 3 years to decide.
Even before being reviewed by the DEP  for environmental issues. This project must apply for approval from the DEP 
Even before brought before the Army Corps of Engineers for approval
Even before ISO-NE transmission approval
Even before approval by FERC.
                          5.2.2 Required Approvals and Related Obligations 
 Proposals should identify all required permits and approvals necessary for the development, construction, and operation of the proposed project. The proposal must include a description of the process, timing, and current status with respect to obtaining each required permit or approval. At a minimum, proposals should address the following areas:
 A. Approvals required by ISO-NE;
 B. Approvals required by the FERC; 
C. Commission jurisdictional approvals including certificates of public convenience and necessity (CPCN);
 D. Other siting or environmental approvals including but not necessarily limited to the Department of Environmental Protection  Northern Maine Renewable Energy Development Program (DEP), Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC), Army Corp of Engineers (ACOE), other local or municipal permits or approvals; and 
E. Approval by the Maine Legislature for a proposed project that meets the definition of a “high impact transmission line” set forth in 35-A M.R.S. § 3131(4-A), pursuant to the results of the referendum election held on November 2, 2021, with respect to Question 1: Citizen’s Initiative F. Any other required approvals, including any approvals necessary in other jurisdictions.  
Only in a totalitarian state does one government branch override established protocol of another government branch, especially when the one branch was the branch establishing the laws for the other branch to uphold. 

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Comment by Dudley G. Gray on March 16, 2023 at 7:18am

All one needs to know is that Troy Jackson of Allagash village has been well-schooled by John Martin of Eagle Lake village

Dude Gray   Rangeley Plantation

Comment by Willem Post on March 15, 2023 at 7:18am


I mean vote Democrat and you will be guaranteed to be screwed without end

Comment by Jim Wiegand on March 14, 2023 at 10:13pm

William Post....What elections? Most of these people were appointed.

Comment by Willem Post on March 14, 2023 at 9:07pm

The whole objective is getting hold of the extra lucrative subsidies for wind and solar.

Those big guys will turn heaven and earth to get what they want, and screw all others

The damned politicians you elected are lining up with the big guys to get their share, and thank you naive idiots for voting for them.

Comment by Jim Wiegand on March 14, 2023 at 5:36pm

We are in an imaginary climate state of emergency that these turbines can do nothing about.

Comment by Dan McKay on March 14, 2023 at 12:22pm

Applying common sense to Jackson's proposal to generate wind power in Aroostook County and build a transmission line terminating in Pittsfield Maine for a cost of over $1 billion dollars paid by Maine ratepayers versus a hydro generating plant sending power through a transmission line terminating in Lewiston Maine for $0 dollars paid by Maine ratepayers.

       Or how about turning an established distribution system, in place, and functioning over to a government appointed agency for $14 billion dollars of ratepayers' money versus leaving the current structure in place for $0 dollars.of ratepayers' money
   Can you say "No-Brainer"
Comment by Richard McDonald/Saving Maine on March 14, 2023 at 11:39am

Jackson is a crafty crook using this move to get ahead of any attempt (by Republicans) down the line (as the ugly/costly details of both projects are exposed) to kill this money pit. IMO, he's next inline for the Blaine House - let that sink in. 

Comment by Willem Post on March 12, 2023 at 6:39pm

Nothing is going to stand in the way of Legislators doing “CONSTITUENT SERVICE”, aka, collecting bribes, to do the bidding of the special interests, which have all these lobbyists in Augusta.

Hundreds of miles of free, $multi-billion transmission lines donated to the wind owners, which have to be paid for by already-struggling, hard-working Mainers

They can’t wait to start collecting the huge wind and solar subsidies for the next 20 years


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 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?" 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.”

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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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