To be published on Saturday . . . . My original title was We Are Being Invaded By Massachusetts. They did a little editing but it is in.
Please everyone . . . Write Something to Someone , Make a call to your reps, write the WhiteHouse, It's a waste to write King or Collins as we know where they stand, send a letter to the EPA. BE HEARD. This is important.
In 1819, Maine separated from Massachusetts and became its own entity. We have gotten along just fine for the past 200 years. But Massachusetts wants to use us as its industrial power center by running power lines and putting up industrial wind turbines in our mountains.
We have the transmission infrastructure in place to provide clean energy for our state, and with the attitude Massachusetts is showing us, we should be diligent in protecting what is ours. Maine already has a renewable portfolio that is among the cleanest in the country with hydroelectricity and biomass. We have no oil or coal electric plants in Maine.
We must speak out to our legislators and Gov. Paul LePage to keep what the state of Maine is known for: wilderness and beauty. Our $6 billion tourism industry relies on people from away coming to see our beauty, not our wind turbines and power lines in our forests or on our waters.
If Massachusetts wants clean energy, let them put it in their backyard.