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‘Stop this travesty'

I fear greatly the rush to turn its high ground into an electrical generator for out-of-state interests. I think Gov. John Baldacci is way off base in his unbridled support of this frantic race for government handouts that will enrich a greedy few at the expense of many ... including wildlife that can't speak for itself. Mr. Carter's clear and thoughtful commentary against industrial-grade wind developments should speak loudly to citizens of Maine.

I read with great interest the commentary written by the Forest Ecology Network's Jonathan Carter about the adverse impact of mountaintop industrial wind power projects ("Mountaintop industrial wind power is not ‘green,'" Dec. 18). The points made by Mr. Carter align perfectly with my experience here in northern New Hampshire.

Currently we have a proposed project awaiting funding that will destroy high-elevation wildlife habitat and fragment what for New Hampshire is a large tract of wilderness. The descriptions of Kibby Mountain and other sites in Maine are exactly what will occur here. Some of this site is above the 2,700-foot elevation and is home to several species of concern and threatened species, including Bicknell's thrush and the pine marten.

I was born, raised and educated in Maine. I have a camp in Aroostook County. Maine is my home state, and I value it for its natural beauty and decent, honorable people.

As a result, I fear greatly the rush to turn its high ground into an electrical generator for out-of-state interests. I think Gov. John Baldacci is way off base in his unbridled support of this frantic race for government handouts that will enrich... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

I read with great interest the commentary written by the Forest Ecology Network's Jonathan Carter about the adverse impact of mountaintop industrial wind power projects ("Mountaintop industrial wind power is not ‘green,'" Dec. 18). The points made by Mr. Carter align perfectly with my experience here in northern New Hampshire.

Currently we have a proposed project awaiting funding that will destroy high-elevation wildlife habitat and fragment what for New Hampshire is a large tract of wilderness. The descriptions of Kibby Mountain and other sites in Maine are exactly what will occur here. Some of this site is above the 2,700-foot elevation and is home to several species of concern and threatened species, including Bicknell's thrush and the pine marten.

I was born, raised and educated in Maine. I have a camp in Aroostook County. Maine is my home state, and I value it for its natural beauty and decent, honorable people.

As a result, I fear greatly the rush to turn its high ground into an electrical generator for out-of-state interests. I think Gov. John Baldacci is way off base in his unbridled support of this frantic race for government handouts that will enrich a greedy few at the expense of many ... including wildlife that can't speak for itself.

Mr. Carter's clear and thoughtful commentary against industrial-grade wind developments should speak loudly to citizens of Maine. I applaud him for his insight and honesty. I hope the citizens of Maine wake up and stop this travesty before Mr. Carter's fears become reality.


Source: http://www.timesrecord.com/...

DEC 29 2009
https://www.windaction.org/posts/23891-stop-this-travesty
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