I'm happy to say goodbye to 2015 - Especially after Congress threw every American taxpayer under the bus by giving $700 billion dollars in tax breaks to corporate America and wealthy Americans! Let's not forget next November that Maine's entire Congressional delegation voted for these tax breaks - and to ship American oil overseas.
But here in Maine we do have a few things to be thankful for - and a few people to thank!
Thank you Kay and Alan Michka, Rep. Larry Dunphy and Karen Bessey-Pease for fighting the fight and bringing us LD 828 - which gives citizens in the Unorganized Territories equal rights to fight against wind - allbeit only for 6 months! Your efforts have allowed 14 UT's in the Moosehead Lake Region to petition to opt out of the expedited wind zone! And they will apply to do so on January 4th!
Thank you Kay and Gary Campbell and Kevin Gurall and everyone involved with PPDLW for fighting the hard fight and winning the battle to stop the Bowers Mountain Project. You showed us that local resistance works - and scenic impact still matters in Maine! You have given every local group additional tools to fight wind and provided advice and counsel. We now have a Maine Supreme Court ruling to back resistance up.
And always and ever, thank you Monique and Steve Thurston, and Long Islander for leading the charge and keeping us all informed and armed to fight the hard fight against wind! We just can't thank you enough!
- Lets all keep fighting the fight!
So on to 2016-
Happy New Year Everyone