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Wind turbine folly  

Credit:  Bangor Daily News | March 03, 2013 | bangordailynews.com ~~

The Land for Maine’s Future program represents much money spent and untold hours of hard work to preserve areas for future generations.

The threat of such unique places being surrounded by ugly, blinking industrial wind turbines threatens to make the entire program an exercise in futility, with no climate improvements and minimal energy produced.

The Legislature needs to be more careful when passing “emergency bills” written by industry insiders and their committee “moles.”

There never was an emergency, and the “Expedited Wind Law” passed without anyone researching the fantasy claims or demanding proof that wind turbines are reducing climate change, as fossil fuels use is not reduced.

Hydro power may make room for the wind energy bursts, but that is one renewable replacing another for zero emission benefit. The current Legislature needs to correct the flawed wind law before more projects ruin the landscape.

Why do the Natural Resources Council of Maine and Environment Maine oppose the tar sands pipeline, which is already in use, and the Bald Mountain mine proposal? Where do they think the metals come from for their favored turbines and the energy to produce them?

Exporting our emissions to China is not an answer. Let’s protect the LFMF program and stop the wind turbine folly.

Mike DiCenso


Source:  Bangor Daily News | March 03, 2013 | bangordailynews.com

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