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National wind-to-energy campaign has Maine voice

"We are working very diligently to bring this issue to the attention of the public. We hate to think that it will take hundreds of wind turbines going up in areas around the state, after it's too late to stop them, for the public to wake up and realize that we are ruining the quality of place in the state of Maine."
21 Apr 2011

Can wing power thrive amid wind power growth?

Holberton said a huge swath of the Maine coastline remains uncharted territory as far as understanding bird migrations ...when visibility is poor, the birds fly at much lower altitudes, under 500 feet. "Most of the birds are island hopping and that is why wind development in shallow water and right along the coast in my opinion poses big issues," said Holberton.
26 Dec 2010

Wind power's assault on Maine

People opposed to the sacrifice of Maine's landscape have the deck stacked against them. Laws in place prevent citizens from challenging the economic and environmental assumptions used to justify wind power. The cumulative effects of multiple wind projects are ignored by the agencies responsible for protecting our environment and wildlife habitats. How did this happen?
24 Nov 2010

A call to protect Bigelow Preserve

That natural treasure, which we voted to protect one generation ago, is once again in jeopardy. Once again the citizens of Maine need to let their voices be heard, and once again step forward and say "no" to a proposal to place a massive industrial wind complex on the very doorstep, and just a few short miles from the southeast corner of the Bigelow Preserve.
20 Nov 2010

Wind towers would intrude on scenic vistas

Currently, there are three industrial wind projects being planning between Mayfield Plantation and Sisk Mountain in Chain of Ponds Township. Those projects, along with the constructed Kibby project, would result in a combined total of at least 200 industrial wind turbines that would cover about 23 miles of mountaintops. ...Iindustrial wind development has a long reach when it comes to visual effect.
14 Nov 2010

Rollins Wind turbine pad construction

Rollinswind1_thumb First Wind has begun construction of the 60 megawatt Rollins Wind facility consisting of forty 1.5 megawatt turbines. This turbine site is blasted about 20 feet down into bedrock. Additional aerial images can be viewed here: http://picasaweb.google.com/Blueyes1119/RollinsDestructionNov2?feat=email#
2 Nov 2010

Part ll Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine

The Friends of the Highland Mountains produced this powerful three part video in hopes of exposing the threat to the beautiful and ecologically sensitive mountains of Highland Plantation, Maine. Highland Wind LLC proposes to blast and bulldoze the extraordinary landscape features, to erect 48-industrial scale wind turbines within the viewshed of the Appalachian Trail, the Bigelow Preserve and the Arnold Trail. Visit Friends of the Highland Mountains' website for current information on this debate. Duration: 7 minutes 34 seconds See all three parts: Part I Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine Part II Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine Part III Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine
8 Oct 2010

Part I Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine

The Friends of the Highland Mountains produced this powerful three part video in hopes of exposing the threat to the beautiful and ecologically sensitive mountains of Highland Plantation, Maine. Highland Wind LLC proposes to blast and bulldoze the extraordinary landscape features, to erect 48-industrial scale wind turbines within the viewshed of the Appalachian Trail, the Bigelow Preserve and the Arnold Trail. Visit Friends of the Highland Mountains' website for current information on this debate. Duration: 7 minutes 34 seconds See all three parts: Part I Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine Part II Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine Part III Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine
8 Oct 2010

Part III Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine

The Friends of the Highland Mountains produced this powerful three part video in hopes of exposing the threat to the beautiful and ecologically sensitive mountains of Highland Plantation, Maine. Highland Wind LLC proposes to blast and bulldoze the extraordinary landscape features, to erect 48-industrial scale wind turbines within the viewshed of the Appalachian Trail, the Bigelow Preserve and the Arnold Trail. Visit Friends of the Highland Mountains' website for current information on this debate. Duration: 7 minutes 34 seconds See all three parts: Part I Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine Part II Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine Part III Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine
8 Oct 2010

Maine Voices: Spruce Mountain wind project falls far short of what people should expect

Haven't we learned anything from Mars Hill and Vinalhaven about sound and human impacts? What kind of energy is really going to be produced to mitigate the impacts stated above? The applicant offered to put 1,000 acres into conservation. The 1,000 acres just happens to surround the turbines and roads. Gee, thanks. Concerns about this project need to be expressed to the DEP soon.
15 Sep 2010

Mountaintop wind farms not good for the ecology

If the 1,800 turbines were constructed, as much as 50,000 acres of carbon-sequestering forest would have to be clear-cut. In addition, the turbines require electricity to run, which does not come from the turbines and must be generated on site by diesel generators or brought in on separate power lines. One study done in Colorado actually determined that wind power increased carbon emissions by 10 percent.
9 Aug 2010

http://www.windaction.org/posts?location=Maine&p=4&topic=Impact+on+Landscape
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