The Forest Ecology Network (FEN) has been fighting the scourge of industrial wind power development since the first wind projects started. FEN is a stalwart ally in our fight against wind power in addition to their focus on other threats to Maine's vast woodlands.
The Spring 2015 edition of their periodic publication "The Maine Woods" has just been published on-line. It includes a major critique of Maine's wind law by activists Don & Paula "Maine's Contentious Wind Energy Act". Attorney Lynne Williams, who has worked with many of the local groups opposing particular wind projects, writes "The Sad Colonization of Maine by Big Wind". There is a legal analysis by attorney Phil Worden that provides non-legal activists with understandable summations of the legal angles we should know as well as a draft of legislation that could be enacted to further protect the Maine Woods in "Promoting Sensible Development by Strengthening Democracy--Using Democracy to Protect Maine's North Woods".
Find it all here: http://forestecologynetwork.org/pdf%20files/TMW_spring_2015_lores.pdf
I would be remiss by not mentioning that this issue of "The Maine Woods" also includes on p 15 a summary of the Citizens' Initiative: "An Act to Repeal and Amend Sections of the Expedited Wind Energy Act to Change the Permitting Criteria for Wind Energy Development". This is a brilliant piece of legislation that has been drafted for an official petition drive. Getting the signatures necessary to get it on the ballot is a daunting task, but would really be a "game changer" in our efforts to stop the proliferation of industrial wind power in Maine. The effort to get signatures needs YOUR HELP!
Contact: Dan Remian, Cushing, ME, (207) 354-0714(207) 354-0714, Email N7CD@gwi.net