In the Shadow of Katahdin: MEDWAY - "Some big land owner from Mass or Connecticut who doesn't want their identity known"

Here's a head's up as to another First Wind project, "Molunkus" - this one somewhere near Medway in the shadow of Katahdin.
By the way, a few years ago in that general area right to the east of the East Branch of the Penobscot off the Grindstone Road there was a devastating clear cut. Never saw anything like it. When people tried to find out who the landowner was that allowed this sort of devastation, all we heard was "some big land owner from Mass or Connecticut who doesn't want their identity known". Could it have been the Yale Endowment who hid from public view when clearing mountaintops with Angus King? Maybe Harvard University who who was involved in the Stetson wind plant? Maybe this Molunkus project is on that land.
I found the attached at this website:
A bunch of this is blacked out as it's "confidential". That would include the location. I saw reference to two systems, one six miles long. They claim "community support" in the document, much of which seems intentionally blurred.
How can they claim community support if nobody really knows about it? Are a few signed leases with landowners eyeing all that "free money" all it takes to claim community support? 
My guess is most in the area are pretty in the dark regarding specifics such as where it would be. This fraudulent industry thrives on secrecy and ambush.

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Comment by alice mckay barnett on August 11, 2013 at 10:33am

so, can we ask for public hearings?  on noise?  or does any one live near there?

Comment by Brad Blake on August 10, 2013 at 11:26am
How can you claim "community support" if nobody even lives there?  People, wake up!  This line from Oakfield to Mattawamkeag is going to have ridge after ridge after ridge fall victim to First Wind.  There won't be anywhere you will go around interior Hancock and Washington counties, northern Penobscot or southern Aroostook counties that won't have turbines!  When I was involved in fighting Rollins in Lincoln Lakes, the first wind project to come under the horrendous "expedited wind" law, I created these pieces I have attached here.  They are satire that is, unfortunately, coming true 4 years after I created them.  Fight the wind Bastards!  These are here on our website but I will put them here because they are worth seeing and getting angry and taking action!

Maine Cedes the Northeast to First Wind

New State to Be Known as FirstWindiana


April 1, 2010  Augusta, Maine.  Maine Governor Baldacci signed a historic measure today ceding a huge portion of northeastern Maine to First Wind Holdings.  The law, passed as "Emergency" Legislation by the Maine 124th Legislature, creates the new state of FirstWindiana and cements Baldacci's legacy as one of the biggest buffoons to ever occupy the Blaine Mansion.


"This historic bill accomplishes many things", stated Baldacci.  "It recognizes all of the hard work of this administration to keep First Wind afloat.  I am so anxious to assist this exemplary business that I felt compelled to ram this through as an Emergency rather than wait for my Task Force to recommend it.  Besides, it helps solve the financial mess by shifting all those poor towns to this new state and get them off state assistance from Maine.  Since most of the elitists I hang out with don't even know this part of Maine existed, it will not be missed"


A ceremony will be held at the Stetson I site near Prentiss to commemorate the creation of FirstWindiana.  Festivities include the inauguration of Governor by acclamation Matt Kearns and a 21 turbine salute.  Gov. Kearns will promise a Met Tower for every ridge and a TIF for every town in his inaugural address.  He is also expected to announce new contracts with China for turbines and with Brazil for blades.  The Obama administration has announced $500 million grant to the new state as a good will gesture from American Taxpayers.


State of FirstWindiana


Governor:  Matt Kearns


Statehood:  Created in 2010 as "Emergency" legislation by the Maine Legislature


Boundaries:  Penobscot River to the Canadian border, from the northern shores of the Grand Lakes of Eastern Maine to Southern Aroostook.


Capitol:  Prentiss, centrally located and in honor of Stetson I: "where the revolution began"


State Flag:  GE 1.5 MW turbine on a "green" background


State Bird:  Clubbed and Mangled Bald Eagle


State Animal:  Barotraumatized Bat


State Tree:  Whatever is left standing after being run over by a H C Haynes skidder


State Song:  "We're in the Money"


State Motto:  "Big Wind, Big Lie, Forever!"




Comment by Gary Campbell on August 10, 2013 at 11:16am

Interesting points from the document:

Page 6:

Permitting Milestones: Molunkus Wind is underway with permitting and
interconnection and is on schedule to achieve commercial operations by 4Q 2016.
Timeliness: Major Project milestones are anticipated to have been achieved in a timely
manner, including the ability to qualify for federal tax credits.

Page 31:

As part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, the PTC/ITC for wind energy projects was
extended to projects that “start construction” before the end of 2013.6 First Wind fully expects to
qualify for the PTC/ITC for Molunkus Wind under the terms of the IRS guidance.

Comment by Penny Gray on August 10, 2013 at 9:49am

There's a MET tower on route 11 just north of Sherman and before Patten, overlooking Katahdin.  It's been there several years.


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


(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 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?" 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.”

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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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