Alerts and Events: Maine
These postings are provided to help publicize and provide examples of the efforts of affiliated groups and individuals related to industrial wind energy development. Most of the notices posted here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch.
Deadly Turn, by Sandra Neily Ready or not, trouble finds Patton Conover … In “Deadly Turn,” Patton and her wayward dog Pock are hired by a research firm to collect dead birds and bats at wind power generation sites. When a turbine explodes, she stumbles over the body part of an unknown man whose death implicates both her and her dog. Under a brutal fall heat wave and the unblinking scrutiny of the game warden who is another mystery in her . . .
Dear National Wind Watch, I have lived on Monhegan island in Maine for 30 years. Monhegan Island is a small island (1 mi × 3/4 mi) that is located 13 miles off of the coast of Maine, USA, and is a stop-off for many species of birds traveling the Eastern/Atlantic Migratory Flyway route north in the spring and south in the fall along the Eastern coast. In many cases the island is the first piece of land that birds see . . .
An erstwhile wind warrior grabbed his camera this week and sent in these sad photos of the Oakfield Wind project, still under construction, but with enough turbines up so the impact is clear. First Wind bamboozled the Town of Oakfield with a so-called collaboration with a poor town that was eager for tax revenues and landowners eager to get leasing income. Again, First Wind laughs all the way to the bank, having taken over the town at a cheap, rock-bottom . . .
Winner, General Fiction, New England Book Festival, 2015 Buy at Amazon. Some of America’s most corrupt politicians can be found in the windswept wilds of Maine. The Pine Tree State rates next-to-last in citizens’ trust of their legislators according to the Gallup Poll (April 4, 2014), and the Center for Public Integrity gives the state an F for corruption. Maine politicians appropriate taxpayer funds for their own companies, while governors pass legislation for huge energy projects which they then create . . .
“Goodbye, Saddleback Mountain” “Poor Wind vs. Tax Breaks” “Power Exporter”
THE MAINE WOODS: A Publication of the Forest Ecology Network Volume Thirteen Number One, Spring 2013 [click to download PDF] Special issue on proposed East-West superhighway Wind-related contents: 126th Legislative Session – Industrial Wind and E-W Corridor – by Jonathan Carter – page 14 20 Facts about Wind Power – The Facts about Wind Energy Development in Maine – by Friends of Maine’s Mountains – page 20 How Much CO₂ Can Be Avoided by 1000 Maine Wind Turbines? – by . . .
If you can’t see grid scale wind turbines from your home and don’t think they affect you, it may be time to reconsider. Maine is being permanently scarred and its “Quality of Place” jeopardized by industrial wind projects. Wind industry advertising and PR tells us that wind power is high benefit and low impact. But the very opposite is true. Calling them “wind farms,” wind developers promote a warm, soft image. But reality paints a different picture. The turbines being . . .