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Industrial Wind in the Wilds of Maine — From Wind Wise Radio

   WWR talked with Dr. Monique Aniel, Steve Thurston  and David Corrigan, about their struggle against the ongoing destruction of Maine’s precious natural areas by industrial wind developers. Listen here:   jwplayer('jwplayer-1').setup({"flashplayer":"http:\/\/preservelenoxmountain.org\/blog\/wp-content\/uploads\/jw-player-plugin-for-wordpress\/player\/player.swf","width":"400","height":"40","controlbar":"bottom","skin":"http:\/\/preservelenoxmountain.org\/blog\/wp-content\/plugins\/jw-player-plugin-for-wordpress\/skins\/simplicity.zip","dock":"false","autostart":"false","mediaid":"2438","image":"","playerReady":"function(obj) { document.getElementById(obj['id']).parentNode.style.height = document.getElementById(obj['id']).getPluginConfig('controlbar')['height'] + 'px'; }","icons":"","file":"http:\/\/www.windwiseradio.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2012\/02\/IndustrialWindintheWildsofMaine.mp3","modes":[{"type":"flash","src":"http:\/\/preservelenoxmountain.org\/blog\/wp-content\/uploads\/jw-player-plugin-for-wordpress\/player\/player.swf"},{"type":"html5","config":{"streamer":"","provider":""}},{"type":"download","config":{"streamer":"","provider":""}}]}); Dr. Monique Aniel and Steve Thurston are from the Citizens’ Task Force on Wind Power – a coalition of citizens from around Maine drawn together in the common purpose of advocating for responsible, science based, economically and environmentally sound approaches to Maine’s energy policy. Steve and Monique began working together on the fight against IWT in Maine about 3 years ago.  In early 2009, after former governor Angus King proposed 22 turbines for the ridge behind Steve Thurston’s family’s ancestral home in Roxbury, Maine,  Steve started a website as a repository for information about the Roxbury project and wind power in general.  Monique learned through … Read entire article »

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Maine and East of Falmouth

Russia’s main gas-company, Gazprom, was unable to meet demand last weekend as blizzards swept across Europe, and over three hundred people died. Did anyone even think of deploying our wind turbines to make good the energy shortfall from Russia? Of course not. We all know that windmills are a self-indulgent and sanctimonious luxury whose purpose is to make us feel good. Had Europe genuinely depended on green energy on Friday, by Sunday thousands would be dead from frostbite and exposure, and the EU would have suffered an economic body blow to match that of Japan’s tsunami a year ago. From a neighbor in Vinalhaven Somewhere East of Falmouth Neil Weston?  Neil Anderson? Huh? And to the North… But everything’s okay in the UK?!? Well maybe not everyone … Read entire article »

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Real Environmentalists, Propaganda from Two Continents, and a Plea for Critical Thinking

As we continue the fight to preserve Lenox Mountain against the development plans of the pro-wind-power forces, it becomes increasingly clear that the battle will be waged not only on the local front – with the Lenox BOS – but also at the State level – as the threat of passage of WESRA looms on the horizon. And as we continue to read about industrial wind turbines – about destruction, dirty politics, big money, and bad decisions, about friends and neighbors torn apart on the issue of whether or not turbines are green, and about former environmentalist allies abandoning “Think Globally, Act Locally” to, instead, hurl the NIMBY epithet at wind protestors – we encourage you to continue to do the same. The posted article “Who’s the Real Environmentalist?” explores the … Read entire article »

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Hard lessons on Vinalhaven — Lenox, look BEFORE you leap.

Hard lessons on Vinalhaven — Lenox, look BEFORE you leap.

The town of Vinalhaven is located 12 miles off the coast of Rockland, Maine on part of the Fox Islands archipelago. Following an extensive public relations outreach campaign by the developers three General Electric industrial wind turbines were erected on the island. Site construction commenced on June 8, 2009. By June 29, 2009, access roads had been cleared and blasting had begun. Foundation work took place throughout July and turbine components began arriving in August.. The first tower section … Read entire article »

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