Maine Ratepayers Robbed; Citizens Ignored; Their Rights Laughed At

First Posted Here 4/12/12

Who thinks that the Maine PUBLIC Utilities Commission is looking out for the public after yesterday's decision, ignoring their staff?

Is there anyone who believes this to be the case?

Former Governor Baldacci's former Chief of Staff Kurt Adams took over $ 1million in stock options from his then future employer First Wind while Chairman of the PUC. While there, Adams helped grease the skids for the $1.5 billion CMP transmission upgrade. It was needed solely for Baldacci's wind friends who without it would be dead in the water with their big plans to fleece us. 


Baldacci and company said it was needed for reliability because our transmission lines were old. PATENTLY FALSE. The lines were and are fine. Moreover, population growth is forecasted to be nil.

Of course when Kurt Adams, who had been interviewing with First Wind months before while running the PUC was hired by First Wind, he became their Director of Transmission. Is there no shame?

Should there be laws in place to stop this sort of thing? Or to stop wind industry beneficiaries from sitting on the Energy and Utilities Committee squashing EVERY citizens-proposed protection against wind factories in their tranquil locations? 

Meanwhile, Baldacci told us not to worry for we only will pay our 8% share of the ISO-NE grid on the $1.5 billion. But he neglected to tell us that we will also pay the same 8% on the $30 billion of similar wind-required transmission across the New England grid. That is an extra $4,500 per Maine ratepayer!

A Maine PUC whose former Chairman jumped to a wind company to head transmission after taking over $ 1 million in stock options. A Maine Attorney General in the form of Janet Mills who looked at this upon citizen complaints and ruled everything was perfectly fine with Mr. Adams. A Maine CDC Director, Dora Mills (Janet's sister), who denied that 400' tall wind turbines on top of homes could cause health problems? State environmental officials who are now on tour across the U.S. shilling for wind power.  Maine at the bottom of the states in the U.S. with its recent "F" for transparency.

Read all about this Kurt Adams tale at the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. It is truly must reading.

PUC chairman took equity stake in wind company

http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/puc-chairman-took-equity-stake-in-w...

and

First Wind SEC filing change questioned

http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/first-wind-sec-filing-change-questi...

and

Group asks AG to probe official of First Wind

http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/group-asks-ag-to-probe-official-of-...


The blatant conflicts are now a mile long. The deep filth needs to be cleaned up. All of these people work for us, not the other way around.


Next steps?


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Comment by alice mckay barnett on April 13, 2012 at 2:17pm

Maine Hiker,   keep it up.  What do we do?  Crazy, crazy

Comment by MaineHiker on April 11, 2012 at 1:56pm

I called and had a talk with Eric Bryant, Senior Counsel in the Public Advocates office. He said that he worked hard to nullify that decision. The next steps he said might include calling for public hearing even though those were formally completed. I also called the PUC and got information about how to listen to yesterday's discussion and follow issues and how to make a formal complaint.

Pub Advocate http://www.maine.gov/meopa/index.shtml

MPUC http://www.maine.gov/mpuc/index.shtml

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

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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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