LePage slams ‘green’ energy; criticizes Justin Alfond

LePage slams ‘green’ energy at clean-tech business forum

The governor repeats calls for more natural gas infrastructure. He also aims a personal attack at Senate President Justin Alfond, calling him 'a little rich boy.'

By Tux Turkel tturkel@pressherald.com

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Comment by mary l truman on March 20, 2014 at 7:42pm

Governor LaPage is finally activating on the horrendous industrial wind, but let's not be seduced into thinking natural gas is any better than wind.  Yes it won't level mountaintops as monstrous wind turbines do, but can be just as devastating to scenery and more importantly toxic to ourselves, our water resources, wells, wildlife, and air quality.  Proactive against industrial wind in favor of natural gas 'infrastructure' could be opening the way for ''fracking''.  Just take a moment and see what has happened to Pennsylvania's mountains, countryside and farmlands.  There is vigilance to be waged against freely fracking in Maine.  Wherever there is lakes and ponds, there is natural gas dwelling beneath.  Well, one could skip a stone from one body of water to another in Maine for decades.  Not to mention the aquaphors to be poisoned by fracking chemicals.

Governor LePage still needs a watchful eye.

Comment by Martha thacker on March 20, 2014 at 6:55pm

Courage

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/

 

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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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