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.
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.