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Comment by Richard Harris on January 25, 2016 at 12:28pm

I'm not sure of my work schedule at this time, but we could get together in April and take a tour of the site. I'm sure the turbines will be mounted by than. Lets keep each other posted.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on January 25, 2016 at 7:39am

This one section of the tower appears to already be taller than the trees that once stood at this location. And the wildlife and other portions of the natural services sector are now displaced by this opening to the sunshine not to mention the more rapid snow melt in spring. Solar Farm locations? 

Comment by alice mckay barnett on January 24, 2016 at 4:22pm

Earth Day would be good.  YES  At least we can see each other again.  We cannot sit back and watch WIND destroy Maine.     How much organizing?

Comment by Donna Amrita Davidge on January 24, 2016 at 3:27pm
Earth day sounds like a great idea if it can be organized-
Comment by Richard Harris on January 24, 2016 at 12:38pm

Anyone wishing to have a tour of the Kingsbury wind project let me know. Bring your cameras and GPS's. I'm at our lodge (camp)  about a couple of days a week. Sundays or Holidays would be the best time for there is not much work going on.

Comment by Penny Gray on January 24, 2016 at 10:16am

Visuals would be very important; a huge cutout of the state of Maine with every turbine, already built or projected to be built, a blinking red dot.  all MET towers blinking orange dots.  All towns and townships being targeted should be shaded in a different color.  Visuals that will give true scope and scale to the size of the take-over and industrialization of Maine's iconic landscapes.  Memorial Day might be another good time; symbolic of what we're losing.

Comment by Paula D Kelso on January 23, 2016 at 10:51pm

A state house demonstration on Earth Day in April, or is that too far ahead? Legislature not there then? Anyway, I think we're as much or more environmentalists than Audubon, etc. We had some spectacular signs here in Clifton, we could be really interesting. Maybe a big mobile trailer sign with a before and after satellite picture of a defiled mountain ridge in Maine.  Let's do this. Big enough to have to be a media event with they want to or not.

{Did anyone see that video on Facebook yesterday of a wind turbine self destructing. The blades kept turning as the flames rose and the black smoke and they still were turning as the whole damn thing fell to the ground. So much for fail safe devices.}

Comment by Penny Gray on January 23, 2016 at 7:39pm

Do city people simply regard Maine's wild areas as a giant wasteland?  Is that why they don't care?  Some of them claim to be environmentalists.  Where is their outrage, industrializing and fragmenting our most fragile habitats, displacing wildlife, creating erosion, cutting down forests, building roads and transmission lines through areas that were once protected from development?  Sickening to be a part of this shameful legacy.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on January 23, 2016 at 2:13pm

It would be interesting to have GPS data of these photos to overlay on my project Map on Google Earth, then later link the photos and views to a public Map. Mostly to show the public what their organizations have allowed to be taken from the state in the way of its forests and replaced with these needless Trees of Steel. 

Comment by Long Islander on January 23, 2016 at 1:29pm

And the significant distances prescribed from the law are based on a thought process that considers what a hiker can see from the top of a mountain. It does not consider the perhaps hundreds or thousands of year round residents who look at a prominent peak which dominates the vistas and may be a large reason they live where they do. So such a town could be say 25 miles away and with turbines just hundreds of feet away from where they spend their waking hours, they are very adversely affected all the time. But the elitists at places like NRCM care only for that 15 minutes every five years that they themselves spend on the summit. It is seriously time that we take back our state and country from this game rigging rent seeking hypocritical bunch of traitors.

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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