Maine LD 797 - Make hay while the sun is shining......and ban the cows that eat it while you have the chance

Make hay while the sun is shining......and ban the cows that eat it when you control all the branches of state government. There are many, many bills. One bill is LD 797, "An Act To Limit Greenhouse Gas Pollution and Effectively Use Maine's Natural Resources".

No, you will not actually find a bovine decommissioning provision in this bill. You'll probably have to wait until a later session. But make no mistake, it's all headed our way, at least as planned on the drawing boards of some in Augusta and in many other capitals, both state and national.

The bill can be downloaded here: Maine%20129%20-%20HP%20585%20item%201%281%29%20-%20Copy.pdf

A writeup from Maine Public can be read at

There was another bill, LD 818, "An Act to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (EMERGENCY) presented by Sen L. Sanborn that was almost identical, except it charged the BEP with the rulemaking. The third bill, LD 893, "An Act To Create an Updated Unified Maine Climate Action Plan" was about resiliency and preparation/mitigation. All three were heard at once.

Public Hearing Testimony for LD 797 can be read at or by clicking on the names below.

Adair, Lucas resident
Ahearn, Beth Environmental Priorities Coalition
Amoroso, Amy Green Club
Armstrong, Jennifer Kennebunk
Barton, Andrew University of Maine Farmington
Battista, Nick Island Institute
Beal, Scott Woodland Pulp, LLC
Bernard, Kaitlyn Appalachian Mountain Club
Bonish, Harry Vassalboro
Boulos, Rebecca Maine Public Health Association
Bowen, Doug Porter
Brenner, Stacy Broadturn Farm
Brown, Elise Evergreen Home Performance
Brown, Willa Bath
Burger, Rachel Protect South Portland
Burt, Anne Maine Council of Churches
Buxton, Tony Industrial Energy Consumer Group
Byers, Steve Waldo
Charles, Natalie Belfast
Collins, Kate Saco
D'Andrea, Karen Scarborough
Davis, Dan Porter
Donoghue, Eliza Maine Audubon
Donovan, Carey Tremont
Doudera, Vicki Maine State Legislature
Dunn, Mary Oakland
Eaton, Julie Maine Lobstering Union
Ferguson, Angus Maine Climate Protectors
Foley, Robert Maine State Legislature
Frazier, Elizabeth Casella Waste, Dragon Products, McCain Foods, Sappi, Verso, Woodland Pulp, St. Croix Tissue
Gallant, Ken Verso Corporation
Gallaudet, Denny Sierra Club Maine Energy Team
Garrett, Peter Citizen Climate Lobby
Gideon, Sara Maine State Legislature
Gideonse, Hendrick Brooklin
Green, Emily Conservation Law Foundation
Griswold, Ellen Maine Farmland Trust
Hall, Ronald Maine Youth Camp Association
Hamilton, Ben Love Point Oysters, LLC
Hardy, Joseph Wells
Harrelson, Katherine Portland
Inches, Sue North Yarmouth
Keene, Elery Winslow
Kilbourn, Jay BioEnergy Revisioning
Kimber, Greg Temple
Knight, John Portland
Lafreniere, Suzanne Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland
Lanctot, Melanie Readfield
Larson, Mary Portland
Lee, Adam Lee Auto Malls
Loyzim, Melanie Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Luther, Doris Resident
Lykling, Nicholas Fairfield
Lynch, Janet Pownal
Marks, Matt Associated General Contractors of Maine
Marple, Tony Whitefield
Marshall, Caitlin Portland
Martunas, Michael Dragon Products Company
Maurin, Carissa Environment Maine
McLean, Donald resident
Mikulka, Tom Elders For Future Generations
Moffa, Anthony University of Maine School of Law
Mook, Bill Mook Sea Farm
Mueller, Fortunat ReVision Energy
Myers, Jo Ann Waldoboro
Nelson, Katherine Bar Harbor
O'Connell, Jim Bar Harbor
O'Connell, Julia Kittery
O'Neil, Chris Friends of Maine's Mountains
Olsen, Jon Maine Green Independent Party
Owen, Ray Orono
Owens, Tony Cape Elizabeth
Palmer, Jane Scarborough
Payne, Jeremy Maine Renewable Energy Association
Pease, Charlotte Freeport
Pelletier, Derek Portland
Pershing, Andrew Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Py, Jamie Maine Energy Marketers Association
Ringelstein, Zak Sierra Club Maine
Robidoux, Noah Ellsworth
Rogers, Clare Kittery Point
Rosenbach, Julie South Portland
Saltonstall, Sam WindowDressers
Sammons, Mitchell The Sheridan Corporation
Schwerin, Julia Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Shannon, Maggie Maine Lakes Society
Smith, Katrina Wells
Smith, Nancy GrowSmart Maine
Smith, Paul Wells
Spalding, Heather Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Stowell, Don Lamey Wellehan
Strauch, Pat Maine Forest Products Council
Taft, Alexander Sappi North America
Tamblyn, Doni resident
Thomas, Richard Waterville
Thurm, Bob Arundel
Tietenberg, Tom Waterville
Tolstrup, Karen Kennebunk
Tucker, Ralph Maine State Legislature
Turner, Adam Augusta
Turner, Ralph Laughing Stock Farm
Van Dusen, Katrina Freeport
Vlaun, Scott Center for an Ecology Based Economy
Voorhees, Dylan Natural Resources Council of Maine
Weems, Steve Solar Energy Association of Maine
Whalen, Ben National Young Farmers Coalition/ South Maine Chapter
Whitman, Andrew Manomet
Widmayer, Beth Wells
Wilson, Paul Portland
Winston, Amy Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
Wood, Rob The Nature Conservancy

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Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on March 16, 2019 at 12:33pm

The Brains Behind AOC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

This is a must-see short video alleging that wind, solar and cow elimination proponent "AOC" is nothing but an actress they found. It explains a lot.

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."


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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