Expedited Wind Law (Pl-661) of 2008 removed civil rights from thousands of Mainer's in the state for an ideology, and for self-serving interests. How many politicians now feed off of this scam for long term employment? Do you want a list?
It was in effect an illegal taking of process and land by an elitist cabal , that was the essence Baldacci's Expedited Wind Law of 2008. The expedited wind law removed full DEP review of massive projects in Maine. Lobbied special interest elitist global warming zealots basically excluded public input until after its passage. Global warming was the ideology , and wind turbines were the enablers of the ideology. There was no real emergency in the legislation that was introduced as an emergency. There was no legislative debate when it was stuffed through at the end of the session.
It was a horrible error of the legislature, which allowed the scheming wind industrial complex to metastasize in Maine. Hopefully, all local control of towns and areas will no longer be "expedited" after review. All these laws will be under review. New ordinances which are controlled constitutionally by towns and areas, will be restored. Every local ordinance that was lawfully in place prior to this quasi "law" will be looked at as an example. Full DEP review of every project , from decommissioning to noise, is on the table. Towns and territories are restoring their local control which they had under the Maine constitution prior to "Expedited Process".
Poor law breeds poor results, and as far as Expedited Wind Law of 2008 goes, it was a legislative abomination .
After 10 years its about time every aspect of wind permitting comes under close scrutiny by A government body. ITS About time.
LePage has done the correct thing to initiate a full moratorium of the wind industry in Maine.
His moratorium for review is fully constitutional by law,which indeed differs significantly from the “legal” process utilized by the Wind Mafia in Maine that gave birth to the abomination called Expedited Wind Law.
Damage to the state's environment and people and civil process has been done , all for a fickle trickle of intermittent electrons which is being shipped predominately out of state, for carbon credits, for an ideology.
It is indeed time for a thorough and total review of the PL-661 disaster , this time with independent research and review.