"Those that talk about the destruction of wilderness, when compared to the blight of hundreds to thousands of wind turbines it is miniscule. And supplies hundreds of times more power. I can't comprehend the angst about this powerline as we watch…"
"Willem, 99% of muslim women are treated like cattle they have no say. They still practice female genital mutilation it's not the same there. I'm not advocating abything except not cutting our own throats so to speak."
"Normally I agree with you Willem, but, in this case that idea in 4 or 5 generations the world would be ruled by muslims by shear numbers. They are already out populating all others by 5 to one. And by their doctrine are mandated to out procreate all…"
"Seems like some thinly veiled sour grapes by someone that depends on the environmental global warming, cooling, change. Whatever it takes to pay the bills. He does hit on one point that electric cars are a limited entity that strips rare earth…"
While that is true of large systems which can't be built in Maine, due to that progressive law. Bangor Hydro tested one that sat on the bottom and didn't require a dam, what few reports I've read it produced power enough for27…"
"As we all seem to agree that the present direction of the state is a money pit that will break the backs of small businesses, the politicians, progressives both left and right are proving that they have blinders on to anything else! With the…"
""Charles Wheeler said: “We are thrilled to continue expanding the scale and geographic diversity of our wind fleet as we acquire our first Maine-based wind facility." Just one more A-hole destroying Maine's wilderness!…"
"Odd that many of the same people that are so offended by the corridor are so silent about the tens of thousands of acres clear cut all over the state and mountains destroyed forever as well for useless wind turbines. Seems that leftist…"
"Seems that there are a number of questionable statements in the article, one is "Maine will be saddled with not only the one large eyesore in the form of the CMP corridor," see, it's never been a problem for years seeing that…"
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 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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