These are the talking points of Mr. Voorhees,  , climate and energy policy director of the NRCM regarding the NECEC project :

 
ON WILDLIFE IMPACTS :
The NECEC project would "fragment wildlife habitat by cutting through 50 miles of undeveloped forest. "
 
ON REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS :
"That doesn't change the climate at all, it just means somebody else is buying that power," he notes. "So, we're concerned that there is no evidence to support the claim of a benefit to the climate." 
 
 Wind turbine generation lead lines to substations cutting through miles of forest apparently doesn't concern Voorhees.
 
 
Wind turbine access roads that switch back and forth for miles and create extremely steep side slopes apparently is good in Voorhees' judgement.
 
The Maine natural gas plant owners are declaring this project will cut their production. Apparently Voorhees isn't aware that burning gas emits GHG.
Can this man claim even a smidgen of credibility going forward ? 
This Voorhees rant has a wicked bad smell to it. 

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Comment by Frank J. Heller, MPA on March 29, 2018 at 6:39pm

He also has no problem ignoring the environmental impact on habitat or the impact on reducing CO2 levels when it's wind farms who are clearcutting hundreds of acres of forest for transmission lines from Maine's wind farms to Mass. and Canada; but let it be for inexpensive Canadian Hydro and he' against it.

He'd make a great undertaker.

Comment by arthur qwenk on March 29, 2018 at 2:51pm

All wind groups should demand pro-wind corporate "enviro"-groups like NRCM  , CLF and Audubon etc. to disclose their 501c3 990's to all legislators  prior to testimony.

Thank you Janice Cooper, Maine legislature, Yarmouth,Me.

Comment by Long Islander on March 29, 2018 at 2:06pm

Where are the EUT members asking environmental groups if they receive grants to push clean energy?

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/

 

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

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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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