TABLED: LD 901 An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Determination of a Wind Energy Development's Effect on the Scenic Character of Maine's Special Places

Please see Eric Tuttle's comment below regarding upcoming worksession.

An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Determination of a Wind Energy Development's Effect on the Scenic Character of Maine's Special Places

Written testimony (Mar 23, 2017) can be viewed here:

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/testimony.html?snum=128...

Barrett, TonyMaine Appalachian Trail Club
Bergeron, MarkBureau of Land Resources
Buzzell, EdwinDetroit
Donoghue, ElizaNatural Resources Council of Maine
Doty, MarkWeyerhaeuser
Fitzgerald, BetsyWashington County
Gamble, GordonWagner Forest Management Ltd.
Gilman, BenMaine State Chamber of Commerce
Gohn, AndrewAmerican Wind Energy Association
Hall, RichardSGC Engineering
Huber, RonFriends of Penobscot Bay
Johanson, DianeMaine Tourism Association
Kenway, LesterMaine Appalachian Trail Club
King, ChristopherMoosehead Region Futures Committee
LaBrecque, JamesBangor
Mahar, EugeneHermon
Marks, MatthewAssociation of General Contractors of Maine
Metrick, BruceCianbro
Michka, AlanLexington Township
Monroe, AngelaGovernor's Energy Office
O'Neil, ChrisFriends of Maine Mountains
Payne, JeremyMaine Renewable Energy Association
Perry, StephenSargent Corporation
Polfus, ClaireAppalachian Trail Conservancy
Publicover, DavidAppalachian Mountain Club
Rucker, SimonMaine Appalachian Trail Land Trust
Schley, StevePingree Associates, Inc.
Sheen, KevinEverPower Wind Holdings
Small, DavidNorridgewock
Strauch, PatrickMaine Forest Products Council
Winsor, TomMaine State Legislature

Wirth, DonaldResident

The bill is here:

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?paper=HP...

and also here as a PDF: Maine%20128%20-%20HP%20629%20item%201_LD901%20-%20Copy.pdf

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 30, 2017 at 4:39pm

Just got this moments ago. From the ENR committee clerk.

 

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

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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."

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

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