As individuals, the people in this state don’t seem to be any more stupid than the average bear, but as a group, Mainers appear to be as dumb as a brick.
The March 29 Sun Journal reported that three legislative hearing rooms were packed with folks telling the Legislature why wind should not be used to make electricity. Never mind that the people of Maine own the wind within three miles of the shore and that there is more than enough wind there to make all of the nine billion kilowatts of electricity that the people of this state use each year.
That is like each person turning down a gift of 10,000 barrels of oil each year, minus the pollution. Is that dumb or what?
Both Sen. Angus King and Rep. Chellie Pingree use the wind to generate electricity for their families. Why don’t the rest of us do it? Maybe we’re waiting for them to do it for us.
Don’t hold your breath.
Instead of 500 people going to Augusta to say why wind should not be used to generate electricity, wouldn’t it be smarter to send 300,000 to say why wind should be used?
Jim Tierney, Auburn