Costa Rico went 100 days on hydro power and geo thermal. And ME doesn't even allow hydro to be called renewable. It would be interesting to know how many other states in New England do call it renewable. New England's wind power boondoggle is not a plan. Micro to Macro. When a tiny community, Burlington can receive a fire dept. and nursing home by holding out. ...and the communities around Stetson I and II have nothing due to the fact that LURC negotiated and they were in FW's pocket.
Alice - i heard your testimony on LD 1750 today - $15,000. That's it! Who did the negotiating? Chris O'Neil? This is important! Please contact me - My email is Nancy@rcmcdonald.com. I need details - or call me at 207-604-8535 - i am on our side - I am Pineo Girl at Citizens
Alice: I'm a member of FMM and now a Board member. Look forward to conversing. Went to the MAS presentation last night and was stunned by their blatant disregard for real science. They have sold out to the developers. A very sad commentary on the state of affairs amongst the environmental community in Maine. Chat soon.
I wouldn't see any on Bowers, but I'll be staring 20, 30, 40 (?) in the face if Greenland Ridge (Cianbro) goes down. We are organizing through a new organization called Keep It Grand ... see www.keepitgrand.org.
Alice, Phyllis, my wife of 64 years is going to be at my side on this one, and Dan if he is up to it. This could be my last petition. I am a proud old man to be fighting with you all over the state against the Big Wind Power Scam in This Great State of Maine. I am all set on this one Alice, thanks for the offer. Freemont.
Hi Alice- thanks, and the same back to you... People DO win these battles, for instance in my town in AK (where I live when not here) there was a huge multinational company that wanted to build a giant mine that would have taken the top off an entire mountain called Windy Craggy. They didn't, and that was 20 years ago and they haven't come back. And the Pebble Mine just took a big hit too. --- I see that Maine's legislators are coming around..... Sally
I'm on your side. It's just that we (you I) would love o see wind stopped. So they see it is a problem. Don't take it personally... What I'm saying is there is almost nothing YOU (anti wind) can do to stop the BIG developers. They "talk," to towns and leave out ALL the negative issues. Then when people find out they can't get everyone and BIG wind has made it sound so "good," they just glaze over when you (anti wind) tries to educate them. Roland Patneaud (the mechanic) thinks wind is good. He said he knows they re getting $1.56 in subsidiaries. His reply, "I'd rather see it going to them." He lives in Roxbury. How are you going to overcome that kind of logic (biologic) when trying to educate others? That is why it is your problem. Good luck overcoming people who glaze over when you tell them THE facts. Elizabeth Maddeus Attorney is a friend of mine, lives on Weld Street, thinks wind is good. She is an "environmentalist," too. To me so called "Environmentalists," go off half cocked and don't really know. Just acting out on some ideological ideal. NOT willing to "see," the truth. Al Gore and his following are of that vein. In the late 1960's and early 1970's the main though of scientists about "global warming," was actually "global cooling." Al knew/knows this. Yet sometime in the early 1970's he came out with "global warming," knowing the common idea was cooling. It took him a while to get enough backing to get his "platform," through, but he did. His wife, Tipper, was the head of the PMRC. You know the "group," that wanted to BAN illicit lyrics on records and ended up getting the warning label on them.
I don't recall any springs up at Devil's Den... It does go down once you get thre - the backside. I didn't go there. Buy actually you're just folling yourself in the hopes they WON'T Come No offense. If you find springs, they will find a way around them. They are going to be on top of Shagg Pond and within 2000 feet of some camps on Concord Pond. The DEP sent me their permit Patriot Renewables and there is really nothing in it about any kind of natural locale. There are observances they must follow, but anyone who has been in the woods at all could work within the scope of them. The ONLY way for them NOT to be builty is for the people "we the people," to VOTE them out. Selectmen take notice of almost the entir ton uniting against somehting like wind power. TOO many people are BLIND and they somehow "think," that wind will somehow provide either savings or jobs. Neither of which is true in the end. Both are a net loss.
I know Record Hill reports site. That is where the pictures came from. ;-) As far as hiking, I am not really a hiker. I may go and climb Bull Rock or something on the way. Saddleback isn't that the highest one on the Dixfield side?
4000 feet within the affected (sound wise) zone. Going to be within 2000 feet of buildings at Spruce Mountain. I haven't been to the den since the time I got a ride. If anyone has been there it may have been Leo, but I was not with him. He doesn't climb with me anymore. Nor any of his "crew." Bemis Road good place for climb, but better for ROCKS... Woo hoo!
Good Morning Mrs. McKay. There is a change in plans and it looks like I'll be coming up on the 10th without Mr. LaBrecque. He and I are getting together this week to prepare some material. Before we do I'd like to know a few things. First off, what is the day going to consist of? Is it a closed door meeting with the DEP and Commissioner Brown like my last meeting at UMO or is it in an open area to the public? I'd also like to know my time frame for speaking? Would you like me to speak for half an hour or 4-5 minutes? I can prepare a slide show, handouts, packets, or whatever you would like. Is there a website you can give me with an overview of the meeting?
I'm a little bit nervous about this and want to make sure I make a good impression on the Task Force by giving the best possible demonstration to the DEP. Thank you so much for your time, ma'am. Have a great weekend.
I have talked to JIm about coming up to speak on March 10 and we are set to come up. We were both very eager to jump on the opportunity as soon as you posted your comment to my oped. I plan on meeting with Jim this week. I know he is very much aware of the Saddleback project but I am going to catch up on it this weekend. Is there a time I could call you next week to discuss this a little further? Thank you for your invitation and interest.
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."