Reuters - Biden pauses federal drilling program in climate push

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Biden administration pauses federal drilling program in climate push

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has temporarily suspended oil and gas permitting on federal lands and waters in the latest of a series of rapid-fire orders aimed at fighting climate change and tamping down the U.S. fossil fuel industry.

“This is a frack ban,” Anne Bradbury, chief executive of the drilling trade group American Exploration & Production Council, said in an interview. “Even just for 60 days, it’s a really aggressive move.”

Many of the largest onshore drilling companies had stockpiled permits here in anticipation of a change in federal policy ahead of Biden's election, insulating them from a ban.

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Comment by Kenneth Capron on January 23, 2021 at 11:42am

We know that USDOT is looking to spend big dollars on making our roads great again. There is a shortage of bridges to nowhere.

We know that MDOT is broke and broken and needs  new leadership. But if BVN can delay long enough, the Fed will bail out the $325 million annual shortfall in the State DOT budget, and he will still be wasting our time in Augusta.

So any indication of increases to gas taxes, and excise taxes, was unexpected would be wrong. The Blue Ribbon Commission's failure to think of solutions last ear, left only gas taxes, EV usage taxes and excise taxes as the way to fund. Yes it is rumored that MDOT would set up a fake phone line for reporting potholes, but they couldn't make it work on their rotary phones.

 I'm being terribly sarcastic because "our best and our brightest" couldn't think of an better solutions that more taxes - $324 million more each ear for the next ten.

I'm putting together notes and articles to support the argument that we have literally reach "the end of the road" as we know it. Even with tax increases, no state can afford to continue with an infrastructure that needs constant repair and replacement every decade or less. We need an infrastructure that lasts a hundred years or more between major overhauls.

I am working on such a system with public and private investors right now, but as long as we believe that roads as we know them are the way forward, we are screwed. Lets face it, roads were designed for horse and carts. Roads were then made to work for cars. Now what? How about  tax free mode of transportation? You got it.

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."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

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CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

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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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