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.