Our friends at Protect Monhegan have until February 14th to provide comments against the University of Maine's Aqua Ventus project. Comments may be made at this link:
On shore or off shore it is business as usual for the wind industry...no matter who the players are! There has been no environmental assessment whatsoever regarding the impact on marine life, birds, or the residents of Monhegan. The lobstermen have been offered $12,000 a year for ten years to support the project, pitting neighbors against neighbors, and now the 60 full time residents have been offered $6 million dollars to support the project, under the guise of community benefit. All this for a project that estimates the cost of this energy will be .36 cents a kilowatt hour...I think we all know what happens to projects like this... along with the promised funds! Another failed First Wind! This project needs to be stopped before it is begun!
To learn more about the Aqua Ventus project and the fight against it, please go to the Protect Monhegan Facebook page:
And Please take a few moments today to comment on this project to the Maine PUC.
Deborah - If you go to the Protectmonhegan Facebook page you can comment and provide the information there.
To the folks on Monhegan Island: There are only downsides to industrial wind turbines. I would be pleased to be able to forward resources that might be of help. Michael McCann, appraiser; materials assembled in monthly newsletters sent to every resident of Windham & Grafton VT by Friends of Grafton; medical implications from Dr. Nina Pierpont; a list of the many reasons why industrial wind turbines are not a sustainable or benign alternative...all via email.
Posted to my Facebook to get better message circulation.
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