Maine voters vote on wind eight times, Maine voters reject wind eight times

Newry voters approve restrictive wind power ordinance

This comes on the heels of the restrictive ordinances approved by MAINE CITIZENS on and since Election Day last month:


Deer Isle


Peru (Moratorium, not ordinance)




Eight recent votes on wind power...eight votes against wind power.

Also, earlier this month it was revealed in the Bangor Daily News that "Portland wants to set limits on wind power to keep turbines out of...

It is laughable that the wind industry's rigged opinion polls conclude that 80% of Mainers like wind power, for when the REAL POLLS occur, the ones at the ballot box, Mainers overwhelmingly reject wind power, time after time. The wind industry itself has admitted that citizens in possession of the facts are a big problem for them.


Yes, the real opinion polls are not those paid for by the wind industry or their paid shills, but rather the ones where the VOTERS of municipalities decide on wind power after studying it. And they almost invariably reject it.


The state needs to stop letting itself be guided by the rigged industry studies, and based on the not insignificant number of towns who have thus far reported in, put the people's very clear wishes first and undo the heinous expedited wind law. The people have spoken clearly and their message is clear "Provide Protection".


To not do so is in direct defiance of the will of the people as surveyed in real poll after real poll - those at the ballot boxes.

Newry voters reject conservation commission proposal

Published on Wednesday, Dec 21, 2011 at 12:12 am | Last updated on Wednesday, Dec 21, 2011 at 12:12 am

NEWRY — It was standing room only at Monday night's special town meeting as one of the largest crowds in memory approved two proposed ordinances and defeated two others.

“We had 81 voters and I think that's the most we've ever had, even at the annual town meeting,” Administrator Loretta Powers said Tuesday. “It was packed. We had a heck of a turnout.”

The meeting was held at the town office because only 20 showed up at the public hearing last month in the much larger Bear River Grange hall, she said.

Selectman Wendy Hanscom was elected moderator.

Powers said the standards for commercial wind power facilities ordinance that restricts wind energy development to the top of Sunday River Ski Resort's Barker Mountain was approved.

Voters also OK'd Article 3, which allows the Planning Board to request a preapplication hearing with applicants for major subdivision and site plan review projects.

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Comment by Dan McKay on December 21, 2011 at 9:35am

As Newry and other surrounding towns wrestle with sprawl from development, it becoming obvious "wind sprawl " isn't in their best interests. 

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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