Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court has allowed a 14-turbine wind farm on Passadumkeag Mountain

The project was the first to be denied a permit by the Department of Environmental Protection. The Board of Environmental Protection’s reversal of the department’s decision elicited a response from Gov. Paul LePage at the time, who said the decision was disappointing.

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Comment by Brad Blake on October 24, 2014 at 12:26am
The BEP hearing on the Passadumkeag appeal was one of the worst abuses of power I have ever witnessed.  The way BEP members, particularly Eastler, were prosecutor, judge, jury, and verbal lynch mob was astounding.  If only the Law Court could have reviewed a video or even a written transcript of that travesty of bureaucratic review run amok, they would have readily agreed with Rufus Brown's argument.  But they weren't there, and in the stark process of parsing law, we lose once again.
I harken back to May 31, 2011 when I was with my daughter Annie up on the Rocky Dundee ridge that has Rollins turbines 37-40.  I pointed out Passadumkeag Mt. to her and the met tower along with the radio tower.  I described to her the magnificent lakes in the surrounding area, so familiar to me from my youth.  She exclaimed "how can anybody do to that mountain (P'keag) what we are seeing here?!"  Not long after, I felt the angina symptoms brought on by the LF sound waves from the turbines.
We need to use this loss as a reason to continue contributing to the fight all over the state to stop this scourge against our natural and scenic resources. 
Comment by Martha thacker on October 23, 2014 at 2:12pm

Wish the reporters for ME newspapers were as open minded as Karen Pease. Her comment on this article was outstanding.

 

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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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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."

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