THE EMAIL OF THE LAST CHANCE
WRITE EN MASSE SO THEY kILL LD1513
TODAY THE EUT COMMITTEE MET FOR A WORKING SESSION ON LD 1513, THE TESTIMONIES OF THE OPPONENTS WERE ABSOLUTELY CONVINCING THAT THIS BILL WOULD ALLOW FAVORITISM TO IBERDROLA /CMP AND CREATE A MONOPOLY ON OWNERSHIP OF TRANSMISSIONS LINES AND WIND GENERATION IN MAINE : A PURE DISASTER .
CHAIRMAN DION WAS BEFUDDLED AND CALLED FOR RECESS, AFTER 40 MINUTES IT WAS DECIDED TO HAVE ANOTHER WORKING SESSION. This session will happen tomorrow.
THIS IS GIVING YOU ONE MORE CHANCE TO INSIST THAT THE EUT KILLS THIS HORRENDOUS BILL.
HERE IS MY TESTIMONY :
Honorable vice chairs and representatives of the EUT Committee,
The back and forth with LD 1513 has to stop. Many of us who have been involved in fighting the nightmare of the Expedited Wind Law put in place by John Baldacci can hardly believe that Chairman Dion could actually sponsor LD 1513 without feeling any form of sense of abuse and mistreatment of the people of Maine.
The Wind Act was voted on false promises and lies and has created immense pain to Maine residents for years and has destroyed large areas of Maine's natural heritage with absurdly incompatible industrial behemoths on more than 75 miles of her ridges. The currently under construction Bingham Wind Project alone will consume 25 miles of scenic ridges in the western mountains.
LD 1513 would finish what had been omitted in LD 2283, that is to reverse 18 years of deregulation, A SYSTEM PUT IN PLACE TO PROTECT RATEPAYERS, in order to satisfy Iberdrola / CMP and assure de facto a MONOPOLY on this Spanish company over the use of Maine ridges.
All this under the guidance of John Baldacci who instead should apologize for the immense deceit he imposed on Maine people by forcing into law in 2008 a sweeping destruction of our state without ANY reason but financial greed for all parties involved in the development of wind power.
PLEASE kill LD1513 unanimously. The arguments against it have been ably demonstrated today by witnesses O'Neil, Smith, Buxton, Stone, Clark and Ahearn (I listened to the work session). This the LEAST you can do to repair the shame done to the people of Maine and to its natural resources.
Then when you have done that, PLEASE review The OEIS report written in 2012 under the guidance of Steve Ward and start addressing the many recommendations included in this lengthy report written for YOU the EUT committee which took a year to compose and which was the result of hundreds of citizen testimonies against LD 2283 in the 2011 session and WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN DISCUSSED BY THE EUT committee.
The collusion between Maine politicians and the Wind industry in 2008 has been thoroughly exposed. Current members of the EUT are blameless in the enactment of the wind law. You are not obligated to defend it. Rather, you should begin the process of undoing it. Maine will become a giant wind turbine plantation if you do not act to alter the course we are on. ISO-NE has forecast as many as 9000 MW of wind power in Maine. At 10 MW per mile this is the equivalent of 900 miles of ridges lined with turbines. NO ONE CAN PREVENT THIS BUT YOU.
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