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In the Shadow of Katahdin: MEDWAY - "Some big land owner from Mass or Connecticut who doesn't want their identity known"

Here's a head's up as to another First Wind project, "Molunkus" - this one somewhere near Medway in the shadow of Katahdin.
By the way, a few years ago in that general area right to the east of the East Branch of the Penobscot off the Grindstone Road there was a devastating clear cut. Never saw anything like it. When people tried to find out who the landowner was that allowed this…
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Posted on August 10, 2013 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Friends in NH Need Help with Wind Petition

Please take a moment and go to the following link and review and sign the petition if you agree with it.

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/wind-isnt-working?source=c.url&r_by=4692087

Let's lend all the support we can to our friends in New Hampshire. To an eagle, it's all the same place.

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Thanks Angus!

Rumford Whitecap was a beautiful hike and then we got over a rise and saw the turbines and it was pretty shocking. Talk about out of place, out of scale. We saw two very large raptors soaring. They definitely weren't turkey vultures, so they were probably eagles. It was very windy on the Record Hill side of the summit and the turbines were spinning…

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Posted on May 13, 2012 at 12:06pm — 10 Comments

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At 11:57am on December 10, 2009, Tracy Allen said…
J. Gates

sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you -- my e-mail address is

muttleys1@fairpoint.net

does the article about the tax hit Danforth took sound familiar? apparently it was primarily about Chester taking a TIF for the storage of the towers for Rollins Mtn -- and the fact they took extra care to not end up with the tax problems Danforth had.
 
 
 

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."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

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

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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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