Maine Audubon fails to mention wind turbines in protecting birds in Maine, the “baby bird factory” for the entire Atlantic Flyway

In the past, bird slaughtering wind developer First Wind was touted on Maine Audubon's website as an "Eagle Level Corporate Partner" of Maine Audubon ($10,000+), their highest level corporate partnership level, along with only two other corporations.

Maine Voices: Our state’s actions are key to reversing trend of bird population decline

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There are many reasons for these declines. Some of the more persistent are habitat loss on both breeding and wintering grounds, loss or degradation of migratory stopovers, decline or contamination of insect food from overuse of pesticides, collisions with windows and other human structures and predation from cats. Individuals can take simple steps to steward birds and habitat, and every little bit helps. Maine can do more than a little bit; in fact, we can play an outsized role in helping to stem the decline.

Our state has the largest remaining contiguous block of forest in the eastern U.S., and these forests are vital to the breeding success of millions of forest songbirds every year. We are the “baby bird factory” for the entire Atlantic Flyway. Because of that, much of northern and western Maine has been designated as a globally significant Important Bird Area by National Audubon and BirdLife International. We have both an opportunity and a responsibility to help these declining birds.

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Comment by Steve Thurston on October 5, 2019 at 9:03pm

Jim Weigand left a great comment on the linked article. The first and only. Then comments were closed.  Thanks Jim.

Here is the fallout from an incredibly destructive wind energy industry. We are losing our birds and raptors. I've known it for years and that's why I write.An ongoing and hidden mass slaughter of birds by wind turbines has been going on for decades, while billions in corporate profits are being taken from ignorant taxpayers. It has been allowed to take place because of our corrupt government, fraudulent research, a one sided media and sellout conservation groups like Audubon.If you remember nothing else from this post, remember this, any media story with a quote from Audubon, the Sierra Club and several other prominent conservation groups on the wind energy mitigation lists, is no better than a quote from a drug dealer. They say what will bring them the most money. I find it absolutely disgusting that Audubon is allowed to fleece taxpayers from wind energy mitigation funding while they pretend to be protecting our birds and raptors.”

Comment by Stephen Littlefield on October 4, 2019 at 1:50pm

Audubon is a fraud, it's all about the money! They don't give a hoot about the birds, if they did they would be shouting from the rooftops how these windmills are slaughtering at wholesale levels all birds of prey! And the destruction of wildlife habitat, but, they take their money and support the very companies that are doing the dirty deeds! Frauds and crooks!

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

 

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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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