How about instead of a general bounty, you hire a few experienced, trustworthy hunters around the state who can target true problem coyote populations as issues arise?
And how about all the pregnant deer that have been killed by humans (in their vehicles) this week alone?
And how about the fact that we killed off all the natural predators of coyotes a long time ago?
And when are we going to admit to all the poaching in this state and start turning people in instead of turning a blind eye?
How about all of the cover that has been lost in the northern part of the state due to poor forestry practice?
There is more to this and you are over-simplifying.
and I know it's not much to you, but I do complain about all the cell towers popping up all over the place. Up until a few months ago, we had no cell coverage at our house. I didn't care one bit. Now one has gone up on a hill in town or over the line (not sure exactly what hill it's on) and it sticks out like a sore thumb. I now have cell coverage at the house, but still don't use it and happily would have gone on that way.
Calling it a bargaining tool is being generous. Regardless, it's gross. How the staff of Patriot Renwables could sit through 3.5 hours of testimony in Dixfield regarding the Saddleback Ridge project in Carthage and still sleep at night is something I'll never understand. We're not rolling over, PR. What about the people who have to live with these useless wind turbines?
Would these three teachers take money that was the direct result of a threat (of not making the gift) to stop a group from exercising their legal rights? I'm sure they must have higher moral standards than that.
Siting massive wind projects on the tops of mountains will never be good for Maine. And companies like Patriot Renewables have driven a wedge between neighbors in town after town in this state. Such a shame.
Much remains to be seen. We all understand that the employees of the DEP are working within laws that they did not make. I do not envy their positions. There is so much at stake with this permit application. As one speaker last Thursday night asked, "Will this project be rubber stamped or will you (DEP) be profiles in courage?" This can be a turning point in Maine history. We need a moratorium on all wind projects. The tides are turning. Maine people are waking up. Let's review that *rushed* law in detail and think long and hard about the impact on Maine's people, environment, wildlife, and economy. Perhaps there is a place for large-scale wind projects somewhere but on a mountaintop? Siting is key. The siting in Maine--mountains, lakeside, near homes--is wrong.
87 year old man with a love for his home in Maine gets up to testify and you say something foolish like that. If you please, sir, do tell us about how after thousands upon thousands of wind turbines already running in the US, we have reduced our dependency on foreign oil? If you have the figures, I know we'd all love to see them.
It was such a late night, with so many fine citizens pleading for the DEP to save rural Maine mountain ridgelines that I am too tired to comment in any detail. Public opinion is shifting. Countless towns from western Maine to eastern Maine are enacting ordinances to protect their citizens and their beloved landscape. The clock is ticking. What will become of Saddleback Ridge and the people who call Carthage, Wilton, Weld, etc. home or home away from home?
Thursday night at 6:00 PM in Dixfield so that we can address Mr. Carroll's claims.
can make comments or ask questions--not just the three listed by the reporter. Residents of Weld and Wilton will also be impacted by this project, along with anyone who cares about the environment and has an interest in this area.
Wind projects on mountain ridges is not environmentally friendly. This is not GREEN. It's about quick cash. Wake up, people.
I thought it was coyotes that were killing all the deer.