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Support LD 616  

Credit:  Bangor Daily News | Feb. 17, 2014 | bangordailynews.com ~~

Fellow Mainers, beware. You may have recently received a pre-addressed postcard informational mailing from a group called windforme.com. It stated that the bill LD 616 is about “bad policies.”

Please realize exactly who sent you that information. Research windforme.com to find it is “supported and managed by … wind power developers.” The “About Us” section states it’s coordinated by the Maine Renewable Energy Association. The MREA site claims, “Acting as the eyes and ears of the Maine renewables industry is what MREA does best.”

Fact: The people who sent you the information are corporate developers and paid lobbyists whose job it is to sell their product – not respect citizens.

Let’s talk about how dishonest their information is. The “bad policy” they are referring to is a citizens’ rights bill. It does not stop permit applications. See for yourself, straight from the maine.gov site. LD 616 aims to restore the right of fair process to a small group of Unorganized Territory citizens who had that right taken away in 2008.

You should be proud of your legislator if he or she recently voted with the majority and stood up for restoring Mainers’ rights in committee vote. Use the postcard to encourage your legislator to continue protecting citizens’ rights by supporting LD 616 as it moves through the legislative process.

Regardless of the industry involved, affected citizens deserve their rights be restored. Put yourself in their shoes. Put that postcard to good use. Let your representative know you also support LD 616.

Kay Michka

Lexington Township

Source:  Bangor Daily News | Feb. 17, 2014 | bangordailynews.com

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