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Acting alone

Recently, LD 616, a bill allowing citizens in Unorganized Territories to have a voice in zoning wind towers, which the Baldacci administration stripped from the public through the 2008 Wind Energy Act, was pulled from the omnibus energy bill. Senate Democratic Leader Seth Goodall of Richmond said the reason he was pulling the bill was, “These are very complicated issues. We need to look at these issues comprehensively, look at all the moving parts to strike the right balance between economics, people and the process.”

Unfortunately, the Democrats were not interested in citizens’ rights issues when ramming the Wind Energy Act through the Legislature in 2008, but now they choose to use due diligence as an excuse to further delay the rights of Maine people. Justice delayed is justice denied.

James C. LaBrecque

Bangor