BDN - Why do selectmen push for 500' Tall Turbines when 89% of residents call their rural way of life important?

89 percent of residents categorize our rural way of life as “important” or “very important.” The plan’s land use goal says that new development should “be compatible with [Orland’s] rural attributes such as open ridgelines and scenic views.” Yet our selectmen have supported a plan for 500-foot industrial wind turbines.

http://bangordailynews.com/2015/03/09/opinion/contributors/its-no-w...

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Comment by Martha thacker on March 10, 2015 at 10:52am

Most of the selectman have had "campaign contributions". One , I guess, refused the offer. Burlington, pop. app. 300. He held out from the rampage going on in the Stetson I and II debacle. So that tiny community received a new fire dept. and nursing home. Stetson I got nothing because LURC negotiated for us. Stetson I has miles and miles of forests surrounding the wind farm. Just one volunteer fire dept. The whole area could go up in flames...one reason the Baldaci administration allowed the statement...no year round homes in the Stetson I area. The lies are outrageous. The newspapers just transcribe. I cry for this state with so many in charge and colluding to continue the myths of wind energy being a viable alternative.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 10, 2015 at 10:46am

Sounds to me like their Comprehensive Plan, that which remains, is so out-dated that it is an illegal document to utilize as guidance and that it is such a new one should be drafted, and approved by the current citizenry of the community. With a 17.7% Maine average of persons over 65, 16 years without an update could reflect a major change in the desires of the people which go into this document and guide future town authorities. 

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/

 

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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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