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Maine Passes Legislation Giving Rural Residents More Say in Wind Projects

Naomi Schalit — Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting — July 2, 2015 AUGUSTA — After several years of trying, a group of citizens from the state’s rural Unorganized Territories (UT) have won their fight to pass legislation that could give them greater say in the siting of large, industrial wind turbines in their communities. […]

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Maine Wind Turbines Consistently Shut Down to Avoid Over-loading Grid

Wilson Ring and David Sharpe — Boston Globe — August 9, 2013 During the height of last month’s heat wave, millions of people in northern New England were urged to conserve energy, and some utilities fired up expensive, dirty sources of power to meet demand. But at the same time, at least two wind farms […]

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Maine rural residents lose battle to be treated as equal citizens by pro-wind government

Naomi Schalit and John Christie — Pine Tree Watchdog — June 19, 2013 “I feel like a citizen who is seen to be of less value than my neighbors,” said Karen Bessey Pease, after Maine Senate Democrats Wednesday sidelined an effort to give her and other residents of the state’s most rural areas a say […]

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Maine governor: So, can we back off on all of these wind initiatives yet?

Erika Johnsen — Hot Air — May 11, 2013 Over the past few years, along with the huge raft of federal support the wind industry receives via tax credits, payouts, regulations, and initiatives, it’s also been all the rage for states to set up their own wind-friendly subsidies and renewable portfolio standards to help out the wind industry so […]

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Rural Mainers turn out in force to back bills that would change wind energy law

Robert Long — BDN Maine — March 28, 2013 AUGUSTA, Maine — People who live near wind farms and other opponents of expedited permitting for wind energy projects packed a legislative hearing room Thursday to testify in favor of three bills that aim to change parts of the Wind Energy Act of 2008. The act, which […]

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Maine’s residents and Department of Environmental Protection ‘get it’. Congratulations!!!!

Read the article written by a pro-wind individual and THEN read the comments below.  It’s clear that the people of Maine and their DEP have seen through the wind industry’s lies and are fighting back. Well done!  Time for Ontario to catch up!!! Link to article and comments.

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Maine’s Gov. Lepage criticism of wind creating uncertainty

Kevin Miller — Bangor Daily News — May 27, 2012 ELLSWORTH, Maine — Recent statements from Gov. Paul LePage regarding wind energy are causing some angst in Maine’s wind power industry at a time changes in Augusta and Washington, D.C., are creating uncertainty over political support for renewable energy. Since his election in 2010, LePage […]

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Voices of Vinalhaven: Victimes of wind turbines

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