Last year's vote on the Canadian/Maine/Massachusetts shared powerline project was a case of an aroused fraction versus trust in a system dedicated by law to uphold the interests of the electric customers, the protection of the environment and the cooperation of States and Countries to improve business standings. 


    30% of registered Maine voters cast their wishes for this project. 60% of this 30% voted to reject the project. This results was a mere 18% of Maine voters rejected the project. 


    What about the 70% that did not vote? What kept them from the polls? Apathy? 


    More people than not believe the system developed to evaluate the benefits/deterrents of proposed projects works. There was no project more scrutinized, exhaustively examined and actively presented to the public. 70% of the people, by not voting, voted for the status quo. 


    The majority spoke in a manner that supported the efforts of regulatory agencies to thoroughly question every aspect, uncover every potential impact and decide on behalf of the people of Maine. This is democracy in tune with the people's trust.

 

     Constitutional law stands by the silent as it does for the vocal. 


    Once it is determined that the regulatory agencies followed the laws and the companies involved in requesting agency oversight were forthcoming, the decisions are the best representation of assurance all decisions made now and going forward will follow procedures granted by the people.

         What has transpired since last November that could change how a revote might produce a different result?


    Electric prices have soared. The use of natural gas to produce New England's electricity has soared and remains the only backstop to the rapid advancement of intermittent solar and wind.

           New England has lost the consistent electricity from retired coal plants and nuclear plants. Something had to give way for the solar-wind onslaught. 


     If natural gas goes under, electricity, as we know it, becomes a luxury item. 


     It is simple, solar and wind cannot replace natural gas. The dilemma is the more intermittent resources used to power the grid(sometimes), the more a reliable resource is needed to backstop them. Supply and demand take over.


    It is just as much a simple statement the hydro power from Canada is a reliable backstop to intermittent resources and far cheaper than natural gas (which is under attack by environmental activists, the media and banking/investment interests.


     Clearly, the grid has transitioned into a customer-unfriendly entity. 


    If it would please the court, please remand last November's vote back to the people.

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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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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."

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