MOOSEHEAD REGION FUTURES COMMITTEE LAUNCHES WIND POWER PUBLIC INFORMATION CAMPAIGN

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Think Industrial Wind is Gone? Think Again.

If you think the menace of industrial wind is in the past for the greater Moosehead Lake Region of Maine, think again.

We are in danger of having 50 to 100 industrial turbines towering upwards of 500 ft. over this iconic, majestic area of Maine. Towers that measure measure wind speed and duration are already up. Studies and paperwork to support the development have started.

SunEdison plans to construct turbines along Misery Ridge and Long Pond Mountain, from Parlin Pond and Long Pond Mountain in the west, over to Rockwood in the East. It is called the Somerset Project. Turbines will be visible from most places on Moosehead Lake, and from all elevated vantage points such as Mt. Kineo. If you think the development will not proceed now that SunEdison has declared bankruptcy, think again.

A second company, EverPower, intends to establish 22-26 industrial turbines on Burnt Nubble, behind Big Indian Pond and southwesterly to Moxie Pond. These too will be visible from popular vantage points like Eagle Rock and will tower over Big Indian Pond. EverPower is in a good position to take over the Somerset Project project from SunEdison, as SunEdison sells off its assets -- INCLUDING the Somerset Project on Misery Ridge -- in bankruptcy court. And then they will construct a massive transmission corridor southward in order to collect and transfer the energy produced to the New England Power Pool in Massachusetts.

These developments threaten our resources, our land value, our wildlife and our economy. Find out how you can help by visiting our website at www.MooseheadRegionFutures.com or attend our upcoming public meeting on August 4th. See below for additional detail about current events.

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We Need Your Help!

Money. We need money. We need money of any and all denominations to stop development of industrial wind power projects on Misery Ridge and behind Big Indian Pond.

Moosehead Regions Futures is working diligently to be a voice and representative for the needs of residents, property owners, businesses, and for those who recreate in the Moosehead area. Our voices must be louder and carry further. Our legislators are not listening.

Moosehead Region Futures wants you to think and think again. Please consider a donation to us to help get the word out and to plan a strategy for defeating industrial wind in the greater Moosehead region. Any monies that you donate will be used to directly inform, communicate and plan a viable working strategy to help save the greater Moosehead region from the damaging economic, scenic, recreational and habitat-related effects brought on by industrial wind. The money will work for you to ensure that America’s Crown Jewel remains the majestic and iconic Moosehead area that we are known for. Please. Donate now.

Current Events

MRFC Informational Meetings
Please join us to learn about wind power development. MRFC will present what we know about the development, how it will impact the Moosehead region, and will answer questions. The first meeting will be held in Greenville and is free.

Date: August 4
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Location: The Center for Moosehead History, 6 Lakeview Street in Greenville, Maine

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Comment by Pineo Girl on July 29, 2016 at 1:05pm

Governor LePage's recent Town Hall meeting in Greenville   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dujjy9EJ88I&feature=youtu.be&am...

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

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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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