WILL A NEW WIND TURBINE PROJECT BE A REAL BENEFIT TO NORTHERN MAINE? The proposal calls for a massive new 170 Wind Turbine project. First off, who will prosper from that generated power? Massachusetts?
Number Nine Mountain, Maple Mountain and Hedgehog Mountain are likely wind turbine sites. Those three mountains are located six miles away on the western edge of the Township where we farm and reside, Township D Range 2 WELS, Unorganized Territory. These mountains can be seen from our farm and from US Route 1.
Another question is, if this is truly a “Green Energy” project, just how many coal- and gas-fired electrical generating plants will be shut down once the wind project is up and running? Jim
“‘That troubles me. I have no problem with wind power as a concept, but if we’re going to be making a sacrifice for southern New England, I don’t feel like we’re being fairly compensated,’ Hines said during Monday’s Houlton Town Council meeting. ‘In fact we’re sacrificing our future, our children’s future and our grandchildren’s future.'”…
“Bridgewater organic seed potato grower Jim Gerritsen said on Monday night, following the council meeting, he’d like to see a map that shows where the wind turbines will be located and where the transmission lines will run.
“‘Then it should be explained what benefits people in the Unorganized Territory and Aroostook County will receive in exchange for project burdens such as degraded landscapes, the impact on quality of life and an expectation that local ratepayers should help pay for those transmission lines,’ Gerritsen said.”