Ocean Energy Task Force; "Not in My Front Yard" is Preventable

I came across an OETF presentation and was struck by the following slide that says "NIMFY IS PREVENTABLE". I believe the presentation is from early 2009.

http://www.ebcne.org/fileadmin/pres/Don_Perkins.pdf

NIMFY of course is the saltwater coastal version of its inland acronymn cousin, NIMBY. I'm sure the folks in places like Mars Hill appreciate the state looking out for coastal residents but not them. Not that the state is looking out for anyone.

I'm equally sure that if someone in a place like Caribou Pond in the Lincoln Lakes claimed NIMFY status and ask to be avoided, the Baldacci Mob would test the pond's salinity, find none and infer no threat from whom they would regard as freshwater peasants.

Don_Perkins.pdf

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Comment by Ron Huber on March 26, 2010 at 1:10am
Shows what bonehead establishmentarians the Island institute is become. Its leaders are so
used to gazing out at the sea through the picture windows of their Vinalhaven villas, that windmills are a "front yard" thing to them.

I prefer NIMBAY; NOT IN MY BAY!
Comment by Ron Huber on March 26, 2010 at 1:00am
Its the big challenge of our time: All of the sea is The People's Sea, while most drylands are "owned" by individuals and corporations. They aren't trying to slip any windmills into Baxter State Park, are they? What about other state public lands? Whats good for marine public lands should be good for upland public lands.
Comment by Joanne Moore on March 25, 2010 at 11:38pm
Is anybody else struck by the fact that no matter what information is revealed, the same darned names keep coming up? Jeeze, it's like NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Where ever you turn there is the same WIND ZOMBIE doing the same corporate jive and shuffle, muttering the same insane slogans and scaring the bejeebus out of the natives and ruining the scenery.

 

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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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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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