Press Herald headline zeroes in on anti-EV sentiment among Mainers


The above headline was published on February 5th. But shortly thereafter, I was unable to find the article. Then it reappeared but with a very different headline: "State regulators asked for opinions on proposal to expand electric vehicle sales. They got 1,700 comments."

Note that the new version of the article does not reference the 4:1 trouncing of the EV mandate proposal.

One can only wonder why the factual headline, which shed light on Mainers' anti-EV sentiment, was changed to a completely neutral headline.

If this post feels like Deja Vu, it is, sort of.  What's new in this post is the above screenshot of the old headline which we found via The Wayback Machine, which allows one to search for Web postings at different points in time. The link to The Wayback Machine,, was provided by Gary Campbell.

The new and current neutral headline:

This is the state's biggest newspaper writing about a plan to take you out of your vehicles. Are we being too trivial here? You decide. 


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Comment by Dan McKay on February 13, 2024 at 8:57am

Remember, this mess was initiated by the NRCM. The BEP should reject the motion and recommend a legislative resolve that prevents the NRCM from ever entering the State House again. They have proven, over and over, to be the enemy of the people of Maine. 

Comment by Willem Post on February 13, 2024 at 8:12am

The Toyota Prius, non-plug-in hybrid, at 54 mpg, has far less LIFETIME CO2,  from mine to hazardous landfill, than any high mileage gasoline vehicle, plus it is a lot less expensive than an equivalent EV, plus it is a lot less costly to insure, plus you just press the button start to go. No wasted hours to charge it.

The climate nuts in Maine and other states need to have their heads examined

Representatives are, by law, to REPRESENT, THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE, WHICH IS 4.3 to 1 against EVs

We will vote all of you out of office if you do not listen to us during this election year

Comment by Frank Haggerty on February 13, 2024 at 7:44am

Electric vehicles do not work well in rural areas. If your car is rated for 220 miles per charge you should take 20 percent of the mileage during cold weather. If you go to work every day and travel a long distance you won't be able to use the level one charger that comes with the car. You need to charge at a faster rate by purchasing a level two charger and bringing wiring from your electric panel to the charge location. 

Level 1 is a 110-volt house charger free with the vehicle that restores up to 5 miles per hour charge time, about 40 miles every 8 hours or up to 20 hours for a full charge. Standard household current. 
Level 2 is a 220-volt house charger that plugs into a standard dryer or stove outlet near the vehicle. 4 to 8 hours for a full charge and a 220-volt charger unit costs up to $2000.00. 
Level 3 is a 440-volt commercial charger at industrial locations or rest areas. One hour to get a full charge. This type of power is not found in residential homes. 
The best bet is the hybrid-type vehicle using both gas and battery.  There are 4 types of hybrid cars. The best is the one that you put gas in and it charges while you are driving. You can go wherever you want any time.  
An all-electric vehicle is something for the future and a green energy dream.


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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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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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