The Mahoosucs - aka "The Heights of Hypocrisy" - Shame on the Mahoosuc Land Trust

Mahoosuc Land Trust Accepts Dirty Wind Money

It's a very bad thing when a wind company destroys a mountain top for money. But it is arguably more revolting when an organization whose mission is "To Protect and Conserve Land" for "Unspoiled Scenic Views", celebrates the destruction of a mountain top for money.

Please see the following article where you will read how the Mahoosuc Land Trust did just that.

Shame on the Mahoosuc Land Trust for accepting dirty money, sourced from the devastation of Kibby Mountain.

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on September 26, 2015 at 8:34pm

If the state will not write laws of protection, communities may. 

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on September 26, 2015 at 8:33pm

We have home rule written Maine's  Constitution. We just do not utilize it the way we are allowed to under the Federal and State Constitutions, under the 2nd, 9th and 10th amendments. Until people as communities stand up and claim first bite at the apple they can holler and scream all they want, as we will only be listened to and ignored without Ordinances (community law) that prohibit, until the community sets its requirements. These Ordinances are based on our Rights. Those few remaining.

Ninth Amendment - Unenumerated Rights. The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment 10 - Powers of the States and People

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Comment by Jim Wiegand on September 26, 2015 at 12:31pm

Wind will never reach any energy goals and the rigged mandates will always be that unreachable carrot for corrupt leaders to justify more of these useless monsters. 


Laws are becoming more and more obsolete because they are being selectively enforced primarily benefit of the corrupt.  Across America literally millions of walking dead (transients) walk the streets at night pillaging because enforcement takes money from the crooked bastards that have been ripping off taxes and jobs from society for decades. 


In my relatively small town, thousands walk the streets at night and there are over 4000 home robberies a year. These trolls have smashed $10,000 dollar store front windows for a hundred dollars worth of loot.  Now many stores will not even try to stop any of them that shoplift. If you see a crime and the police do respond it can take over 8-12 hours.



By the way a single 1 MW wind turbine can power 100,000 transient homes.



Comment by Penny Gray on September 26, 2015 at 10:57am

Somehow we need to take back "home rule".

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on September 26, 2015 at 9:15am

Keep in mind these things apply to the upcoming Grid Scale systems for all energy, with the next fraud being Solar that occupies yet more land. I am not anti homeowner systems, occupying the same already used land, producing for the homeowner first, with net metering of their excess to the grid. But the occupation of land through destruction is senseless, while the Governor even states there is not a 100% return on Grid Scale wind, and his mouthpiece states that if solar is viewed at a 1:1 ratio payback (being the least efficient) other systems such as wind are an 8:1 ratio payback. If 8:1 is not 100% payback, is our governor and his mouthpiece both admitting these are futile attempts?

Comment by Penny Gray on September 26, 2015 at 8:35am

The irony of our own tax dollars being used to bribe us into compliance is too painful.  These wind companies must tell the biggest "redneck" jokes at their parties.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on September 26, 2015 at 8:19am

If Wind can gain 50% of their goal, and provide you with 50% of your goal of protection, there remains a vast amount of land still remaining for them to attack. At some point they will return for another 50% of the remaining, allowing you to protect your 50% again.  Thus the circle goes... until such time they have driven everyone off, and your 50% vanquishes. Meanwhile they work to get the statutes changed, the rules relaxed making it easier each attack, all while we are under the illusion that these Professional Environmentalists are working to protect, only to find out they have been drawing some sort of financial benefit for themselves. We Need Ordinances both at community level and within our Counties that provide the residents FIRST SAY not last opportunity to speak to deaf ears with testimony that, though written fall to slippery hands, will be listened to, but ignored. FIRST SAY that will allow the citizens with a close knowledge of what their communities need and how their lives should be lived in accordance with the nature that surrounds them and determines their quality of life. FIRST SAY that can set the limits of any permissions that may exceed the State level as it only exists as a Minimum level of protection. And this is exactly what the state standards are, much like OSHA and NIOSH. "MINIMUM levels". Once they get the permit, OUR SAY without such ordinances means little. 

Comment by Leola R. Ballweber on April 10, 2010 at 10:22am
I do not know the whole story, but I have been given an experience that blew my mind. Recently, in Woodstock, reference to Spruce Mountain Wind Project, consisting of 10-11 turbines, I had the "pleasure " of the group here trying to save the ledge in Bryant Pond basically ask the DEP, if the money that Patriot Renewables could be used to save the ledge. It seems the company's are required to pay funds to be used to save other land in the area. Here you have pro-wind people using the system to save a ledge and willing to give up a mountain. Not much sense to that thought.
What is really happening here is that the NIMBY'S in Newry and Bethel are using money from one wind company to try and stop another from building in the area. Let's say Woodstock"? It doesn't seem right, that you have to use wind money to stop wind, but that just may be the strategy in this case. It really stinks....
Comment by Joanne Moore on April 8, 2010 at 11:58pm
I am sick of these "Russian Roulette" policies being played on the environment and the people of Maine. How can people plan for the future, build a home, settle down to a peaceful existence when some land parcels are "saved" at the cost to others? How does anyone know when these "trade offs" will occur? Do those accepting this dirty money close their minds to the devastation they are causing? It would seem so. Shame on them all. They have no principles, no ethics and certainly no morals.
Comment by Bob Brooks on April 8, 2010 at 3:05pm
As a former board member of a land trust which has in the past rejected dirty money I am appalled at Mahoosuc's lack of integrity and ethics.

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."


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


(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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