A number of bills addressing known problems with wind power development in Maine have been proposed to the 126th Maine Legislature. Maine’s current wind power policy and siting standards were rushed through the legislature, out of the view of Mainers, in emergency legislation written by a task force heavily influenced by the wind industry.
In 2011, the 125th Legislature directed the Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS; now the Governor’s Energy Office) to commission an assessment of Maine’s current wind power policy, laws and process. Their report and subsequent report from the OEIS showed considerable room for improvement. Click here to see the results of this work.
Below is a list of bills that have been printed and are out of the Office of the Revisor of Statutes. As others become available from the Revisor, the list will be updated.
Also, included below are various links to information that will help YOU to participate in the legislative process to help ensure that Maine’s wind development policies are amended to protect its people and its assets. Please participate.
Bills (New bills will be posted as they become available.)
Materials and Information to Help You Participate
The materials and links below are provided to make it easier for you to track bills, keep up with public hearing dates and prepare to participate in the legislative process. Your participation is critical to the success of bills that have the ability to protect Maine and Mainers from the state’s hastily written and enacted wind policy. The legislators who’ve committed themselves to this legislation need your support, as well. It will take all of us to make this effort successful.
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