P.T. Barnum still loves you
To the Editor:
The select boards of Carthage, Dixfield, Roxbury, Rumford, Woodstock and Canton have been snookered into embracing wind power projects. Recent events should awaken them from their dream world, or will it ?
Governor LePage comments on wind turbines:
"They are doing an awful lot of damage to our quality of life, our mountains," he said. "I don't think it's going to lower the cost of energy. I think in 10 years we're going to be like Sweden and Denmark and we're going to be swearing at ourselves."
From an energy researcher in Washington DC:
“The ethanol, wind and solar industries are running scared from a House proposal to reduce federal subsidies for renewable energy by 25 percent for fiscal 2012. A surefire sign of the trouble with big government is that you run out of other people’s money.”
From an observer of recent DEP discussion about sounds from turbines:
“There was an encouraging discussion of new sound level limits.”
Turbine sounds generate lawsuit:
“Today neighbors of the Vinalhaven wind turbine farm filed a lawsuit against the state of Maine—after a year and a half controversy-- for failing to enforce noise regulations against Fox Islands Wind “
From Roxbury wind developer in 2009:
"The energy market in Maine and New England is at the lowest it's been since 2002," King said. "In 2008, the price was $12.50 per million Btus, but today, it's $4, so that's a pretty dramatic drop. So, now is not a good time."
The price of natural gas today is $4.14 per million BTUs.
These are the facts. You, the select boards can no longer tune out the truth and call it “propaganda," but P.T. Barnum still loves you.