Thank you Saving Maine for raising the funds to launch an advertising campaign to educate Maine citizens and our valuable summer visitors about the scourge of industrial wind power in Maine!


The new ad campaign by Saving Maine is on! Here is the ad that ran in this week's Forescaster, the premier newspaper that covers Maine's populated region that loves wind turbines because they will never have them built near them. Support the effort by going to savingmaine.org

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Comment by Donald Moore on June 29, 2014 at 9:40am
Too bad these posting aren't being read by our so called environmental groups! If they are read by them, I bet they are planning damage control. Hopefully it's new public discussion is titled something like "New Information Suggests Environmental Policy Review".
Comment by richard mcdonald on June 22, 2014 at 11:25am

Brad, et al..... thanks for the support and kind words on the ad campaign. We heard from folks all over the state since we launched last Thursday - ran ads in BDN as well. As Brad has suggested, if you want this to continue, Saving Maine will need to continue to raise funds to pay for these ads and more. We hope to build on this during the Summer and be very visible as the elections get closer in the Fall. We in the PPH this Tuesday with a special ad for our friends at FW appearing in Business Tuesday. Please go to www.SavingMaine.org and use that donate button. 

Comment by Ellin Beltz on June 22, 2014 at 10:29am

And who in heck wants to be ''Saudi Arabia'' of anything?  Besides sheikhs (males), oligarchs (male) and sultans (male) with oil wealth, there's purdah for all women, no education for most, no democracy, no free speech, and flat land of blistering sand and medieval attitudes as far as the eye can see.  They can keep it.  These mostly male politicians telling places they will be ''the next Saudi Arabia'' make it quite clear by that statement that don't like education, women, freedom and democracy.

Comment by Penny Gray on June 22, 2014 at 8:52am

Great ad.  The oil barrons side step paying our federal gov. billions in tax dollars by investing in industrial wind farms. For instance, Iberdrola, the biggest wind company in the country, owns CMP, is based in Spain but controlled by Qatar, the richest oil country in the world.  There's a definite connection between "Saudi Arabia" (big oil) and wind.  Thank you, SavingMaine.org, for pointing this out.

Comment by Whetstone_Willy on June 22, 2014 at 7:41am

C'mon Angus, how can you look the people of Maine who trusted you straight in the eye and tell them that they are living in the Saudi Arabia of Wind, when you know that this same line is being told to residents of at least 14 other states?

Come-on lines like this appeal to the greed in people in hopes that they drop their guard and suspend the use of common sense. You see the same thing in those emails from Nigeria that tell you they have found millions owed to you and they will transfer them to your bank account if they can just get your bank account information.

We expect this from such seedy sources, but we expect much better from persons who have taken the oath of office.

North Dakota is the Saudi Arabia of wind. This new project is a significant step forward in our effort to harness that power to boost North Dakota’s energy portfolio and help our nation tap into its own resources,” Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) said. http://www.nationalwind.com/files/M-Power%20press%20release%2092107...

It has been said that Iowa is the Saudi Arabia of wind energy and by looking at a wind chart of the state one would believe that to be true.http://www.hawkeyerec.com/services/renewable_energy.php

“South Dakota is the Saudi Arabia of wind”. “South Dakota could provide 55% (or some
similar number) of the US electricity demand”. http://files.sdwind.org/2007WindEnergyReport.pdf

"PacifiCorp's commitment to more wind power is further evidence that Wyoming is the Saudi Arabia of wind energy," Morley said. http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_0595bfda-3889-5fd3-...

As it turns out, West Texas is the Saudi Arabia of wind power.http://www.houstonpress.com/2001-06-07/news/red-light-green-light/5

Oklahoma is the Saudi Arabia of wind,
anyone who’s been outside can attest to that.”http://www.seic.okstate.edu/owpi/OkWinCharger/WinCharger/Nov_Dec_20...

Sebelius: Kansas 'Saudi Arabia of wind' http://www.topix.com/forum/energy/wind-energy/T71V2CVHT4N17OL03

Even then-Gov. Mike Johanns, speaking at the first Nebraska Wind Energy Forum, expressed his support for wind energy, exclaiming that Nebraska is “the Saudi Arabia of wind.”http://www.dailynebraskan.com/opinion/swiercek-bill-would-leave-lin...


Colorado is the Saudi Arabia of Wind
 http://lwvlaplata.org/files/nov-dec07voterpages1-6_reduced.pdf
New Zealand is regarded as the "Saudi Arabia of wind" and is perfect for wind farm energy production...
http://www.odt.co.nz/the-regions/central-otago/15651/nz-saudi-arabi...


The Great Plains, sometimes referred to as the Saudi Arabia of wind energy
http://www.earth-policy.org/index.php?/books/epr/Epr1_ss16


Canada: The Saudi Arabia of Wind
http://blue-fuel-dme-dialogue-info.blogspot.com/2009/02/canada-saud...


Pawlenty says Minnesota is on its way to becoming the "Saudi Arabia of renewable..."
http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/05/10_ap_ethanol/


Bill Richardson: "I want [New Mexico] to be the Saudi Arabia of wind, solar, and biomass."
http://www.grist.org/article/richardson_factsheet/


"We are the Saudi Arabia of wind; (Cape Cod)
http://www.mvgazette.com/news/2007/05/04/wind_turbine_proposal.php


It calls Quebec the Saudi Arabia of wind energy.
http://ksjtracker.mit.edu/2007/07/30/canadian-dailies-wind-power-bo...


Scotland has been estimated to have 25 per cent of all Europe's wind; it is the "Saudi Arabia of wind", as Scottish Renewables, the industry association, has described it.
http://us.ft.com/ftgateway/superpage.ft?news_id=fto092020070014594296


'The United Kingdom is the Saudi Arabia of wind energy,'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2006/sep/17/energy.business


including a vast stretch of Inner Mongolia that could be the Saudi Arabia of wind power.

http://www.worldwatch.org/node/1641

Comment by Martha thacker on June 22, 2014 at 6:25am

Brilliant!

 

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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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/

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