Here is a photo taken in Kingsbury. This is the first pad to be poured with cement.

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on September 1, 2015 at 11:48am

Richard Harris Photo collection to date as provided on CTFWP, with the project name and His name added as overlays. This is a single Webpage view and may take some people time to load.

This single link may be distributed for others to see the horror.

Comment by Donna Amrita Davidge on August 31, 2015 at 5:26am
It is so tragic for land and animals- Eric is so sadly right-
Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on August 30, 2015 at 8:06pm

In the photo I see no animal control fences, I wonder how many deer, bear or Moose will be collected at the bottom of what appears to be a new 30 (+/-) cliff.

A picket is a good Idea, but needs coverage by both Media and private recordings. Grandmothers against the East West Corridor have been protesting once a month for just over a year now... Winter and Summer. It has drawn some awareness from time to time, and they plan to continue until the proposal is publicly withdrawn. Now though not withdrawn, they are passing the buck on its initial person of conception or proposal.  

Comment by Kevin Gurall on August 30, 2015 at 7:41pm

Until we get the guts and the commitment from among ourselves to go after any of these groups (I strongly believe Maine Audubon should be the easiest group to influence through feedback form it's members) why would we expect anything to change.  The average donors/members, and especially the ones who contribute substantially, don't ever hear or see anything that would be controversial to the message (propaganda) they get from which ever group we're talking about.  We've discussed taking a stand against MA at least twice in the past but because one or two members are MA members and don't think we should take a stand against MA, we just drop the idea and walk away.  

I have spoken out against civil obedience activities several times in the past, and still feel strongly about that, but we could hold a picket line outside MA's HQ,  put a bug in certain friendly or at least neutral members of the press, and hold a press conference, etc. etc.

Comment by freemont tibbetts on August 28, 2015 at 10:17am

Take a good look Dixfield !!!.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on August 26, 2015 at 9:27am

Paula: - Cement for Concrete 2044 lb CO² from Calcium heating to produce 2200 lb of cement

This was a Hydro Dam VS Wind comparison of Data using concrete.

50-60% from this with another 40-50% from fuel for processing.

Avg 55% / 45% that could be 2963.8 lb of CO² per metric ton (1000kg) 134%

In 2005 the U.S. (#3) produced 105.7 million tons of Cement, China (#1) produced 1144 million tons.

Cement makes up about 10% of concrete by volume.

Processing of sand stone gravel, quarring, transportation adds more CO²

33 - 57% of Cement's CO² release may be reabsorbed over 100 years (.33 -.57% per year) (6.74 - 11.68 lb / year)

1 Cubic Yard, 27cu. ft. weighs 4050lb, 10% being cement (405 lb) or 542.7 lb of CO²

9 foot, by 3 foot, by 100 ft = 100 yards, or 54270 lb (27.135 tons) CO² (Approx size of Kingsbury dam - No Generation)

3,250,000 Cu Yd in the Hoover Dam (1,763,775,000 lb - 881,887.5 tons) of CO² at todays standards (more then)

7.6 (500' Wind turbines(U.S. Standards)) = same CO² output as the Hoover Dam ( 7.456512 billion Kwh @28% - 20 yrs)

Hoover Dam, at the current lowest level, the annual power at 2000 Mwh (90 billion kWh - 20yrs)
The Concrete is expected to last at least 100 years 12x more power in 20 years 20% of CO² of 100 years.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on August 26, 2015 at 9:17am

I am not sure how Mr. Harris got this close to get the photo above, but I would like to join him should he decide to venture to the area again.

Just think, this is but one of the 57 locations, of which most if not all will require this sort of destruction or worse as this slope appears to be less than some.

Also when they leave, in 20 years or less this project is only required to be restored 2 feet below grade, leaving that High Wall  in the background to endure as part of the landscape until nature redefines it. Eons from then.

Calculations of LCA of a wind turbine most likely was done in the Plains States, and did not take into account how much more would be added in the form of CO² to complete this type of construction/destruction. This excavation to me is Mining without safeguards. The overburden rock is temporarily stored some place for a future use (now or later and for a profit), or will be deposited to weather out any minerals or toxins.

I have sent this photo and some commentaries to the Mining Rules Group for their opinion on this type of activity. This should also be forwarded to the ENR, DEP, BEP, as this is not something easily visible as a sketch on paper which seems so innocent to them and the public.   

Comment by Paula Moore on August 26, 2015 at 7:25am

Somewhere I read that the production of concrete produces more CO2 than any other human activity. This photo is a glaring example of the concrete required to anchor turbines. Look at the depth of this hole! There is never any calculation of how much CO2 is produced in creating a wind project, from beginning to end. Instead, wind developers and environmentalists quote the silly and shifty 1% carbon offset from wind projects as though this was of some significance.

Comment by Donna Amrita Davidge on August 26, 2015 at 6:14am

oh my God it is so awful- the State is being ruined and demolished before our very eyes- Oakfield and all of them total travesties. Oakfield is already being distr=urbed by the noise- may the communities who went for greed or desperation sadly get what they deserve for destroying the future..howvever the companies that bribed the innocent are most to blame..

Comment by Brad Blake on August 25, 2015 at 11:21pm

Click on the Photos tab above and sort by latest to see the other photos posted today by Mr. Harris.  A picture says a thousand words and photos help to get the message out to people about how the wind industry is destroying Maine ridge by scenic ridge.  Thank you, Richard Harris, for posting these photos.  Keep them coming.

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."


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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