BDN - Lucas St. Clair says having industrial activity near national monument was in "his plan"

Hopefully industrial wind in the monument's long touted nearby host communities is not in Mr. St. Clair's "plan" or definition of what is acceptable. Tourists seeking tranquility would be repelled by noisy and flashing turbine blight.

BDN - Canadian company wants to mine land near Maine’s national monument

Environmentalists have expressed concern about development around pristine areas like the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and Baxter State Park, but the man behind the new monument (Lucas St. Clair)  said having such industrial activity was in his plan.

IN KATAHDIN'S SHADOW: Mining company plans to buy northern Maine mountain - PPH

While this is not about wind power, this general area, in Katahdin's shadows has been in the sights of the wind developers for many years. Those concerned about the mining and its potential impacts to the area that is increasingly reliant on Katahdin area tourism should also focus on the horrendously out of scale and thoroughly out of place giant wind turbines that are on the wind developers' drawing boards. And that's probably near term, given the coming waves of applications in response to southern New England RFP's. 

“I’m very familiar with that whole area back there. It’s so beautiful and scenic,” said Katahdin Lodge co-owner Chuck Loucka, whose Moro Plantation business catering to outdoor enthusiasts is located a few miles from Pickett Mountain. “I’d hate to see it spoiled in any way.”


Billie J. MacLean, who is LURC’s regional representative out of Ashland, said King Pine Wind’s applications generally follow the Route 11 corridor between the Aroostook County towns of Ashland and Patten.

9/22/11 - First Wind Eyes Katahdin 


Ex-PUC head enriched by utility company
By Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
Posted April 21, 2010, at 8:20 p.m.

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on September 16, 2017 at 2:38pm

Finally found the video, stashed away on a Blu-Ray Data Disk.

Comment by Paula D Kelso on September 13, 2017 at 4:34pm

All this makes the environmental concerns about north woods logging petty in comparison doesn't it? Sustainable harvesting beats the hell out of blasting off mountain tops and logging roads fade in comparison to access roads to turbines and transmission corridors with their clearcutting and herbicide spraying. Truly amazing how the same people who yelled the loudest about the degradation of our natural resources now are so eager to kiss up to the wind scammers.

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on September 12, 2017 at 12:55pm

One of the big selling points used in promoting this national monument was that it would bring tourism to towns in the Katahdin region such as Sherman, Stacyville and Patten. Unlike Millinocket and Medway, these towns receive very little Baxter State Park traffic and could potentially become gateway communities for the monument. This was indeed a big part of the sell. If St, Clair and Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters is serious about building these tourism opportunities as promised, they will fight tooth and nail to stop the tourism-deterring wind complexes that for years (dating back to First Wind) have been on the drawing boards for the tiny hilltops in these towns. It's questionable that this would happen if enough board members have sold their souls to the climate change devil, i.e., the Wall Street globalist crowd which has planned its financial future on exploiting the scam. Some of Katahdin Woods & Waters board members include:

- Cathy Johnson, head attorney for wind shilling NRCM

- Darron Collins, president of carbon crazed College of the Atlantic

- Kim Elliman, CEO of the Open Space Institute and on the board of the wind cheer leading Wilderness Society

- Ken Olson, former Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy of Connecticut (aka "Big Green" the corporate greenwashing sellout)

- Simon Roosevelt, organizer of the Catalyst Dinner, a conference in New York City bringing together world leaders in climate change policy and science with a group of the largest US hedge fund managers.

- Jeremy Sheaffer, Maine State Director at the wind cheer leading Wilderness Society

- Peter Knight, New York, NY, a Founding Partner of Generation Investment Management which focuses on sustainable investing strategies in public and private markets. This company was founded by Internet creator and hypocritical carbon crusader, Al Gore, who is also their chairman.

Other listed board members do not seem to be associated with wind shilling organizations and are well likely committed to the Katahdin region. But it appears that the environmental left has gotten a good jump on populating a number of board positions, as is their MO these days with many of the environmental groups in Maine.

It is no surprise that the environmental left has burrowed into the "Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters". One of the persons who led the effort to create the monument was David Farmer, the deputy chief of staff for former Gov John Baldacci, father of Maine's expedited wind law. Farmer is for WIND, WIND, WIND. Rest assured when an application goes in for wind turbines near Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument, David Farmer will not be fighting them. Farmer is in fact a member of the "Wind Team" at Portland law firm, Bernstein Shur.

Another question is how much investment and land acquisition to support potential monument amenities is in Millinocket and Medway, where investors might love to see tourists scared away from the long ballyhooed host communities (Sherman, Stacyville and Patten) by horrific industrial wind factories?



Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on September 12, 2017 at 12:23pm

It was never intended to promote the growth of the Millinocket or Medway area. Again Mainer's were Duped. Now to research my Video Archives, for unpublished evidence.

Comment by Lenny Murphy on September 12, 2017 at 8:23am

Companies looking for Federal money do not care much about anything but their primitive so-called priorities! Get a life, get a real job that does not force you to become a puppet of mis-directed capitalism! Lenny Murphy

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on September 9, 2017 at 3:45pm

Association for the Preservation of Aroostook Waters

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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