Locusts on the move

Angus King tried to dismiss the concerns of Mainers simply wanting to maintain their standard of quiet, peace and beauty where they live, by presenting a terse little question of which would people prefer — coal, nuclear or oil as a power source.

That is disingenuous at best.

He omitted two other choices to which Mainers already have access: gas-fired power generation and hydro-power on Maine's rivers. Of course, neither of those would make King and his business partner, Rob Gardiner, rich.

The former governor's remark that what he and Gardiner are doing to the Maine landscape is legal, is surely correct. The absolute nerve to discount what everyday people living in the Western Maine mountains want to look at and live with is insulting, disrespectful and totally self-serving.

The little town of Roxbury and the residents around Ellis Pond will be living with 22 monstrous wind turbines for a very long time only because people were given promises that will never be kept and because of manipulation of the very process of town management.

Let other communities prepare themselves — the locusts are on the move, devouring the landscape.

Anne Morin, Roxbury

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Robert Hemingway's picture

Sceanery versess life

I could live with looking at a windturbine in my back yard.What my eyes see causes me no pain.Could a peace of space junk or a rock fall from space and take out a nucler power plant cooling system thus killing thousands of people?Quite unlikely but it could happen.There has to be other things taken into consideration in all this other then what ones eyes see.Power produced by gas is not realy a good idea because gas will one day increase too mutch in price for anyone to be able to afford to buy the power it produces.Future costs and peoples safety need to be the decidding factors in all this.There is no perfect solution.

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The lowly bat

A growing concern to the Maine Fish & Wildlife is bat mortality due to interaction with turbines. The Highland Plantation and Saddleback Wind applications, both make references to bats.
Vermont has placed two species of bats on the endangered list as a fatal disease has been spreading northward from New York.
The federal government has allocated 1.9 million dollars to study this bat problem.
Was the bat monitoring program for Record Hill Wind an adequate survey effort ?

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