Ocean Wind Bill: divided we stand.

LD1810, the Maine Legislature’s bill LD 1811,to authorize offshore wind leasing seems to be coming apart interestingly. Instead of filling state waters with windmills – a plan that enraged Maine’s fisheries, a new plan has emerged. By Tuesday night we’ll know if it has been adopted. It would be something like this: 1. State Waters: Rather […]

A Gaelic Blessing – Anon

A GAELIC BLESSING Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the shining stars to you. Deep peace of the gentle night to you. Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.  Deep peace of […]

LD 1810 ocean windmills bill worksession: Monhegan R&D site to be only windmills in state waters? Meeting again Tuesday 1pm

On March 18, 2010, Maine Legislature’s Utility and Energy Committee held a  2 hour work session on LD 1810, the bill to implement the recommendations of the Governor’s Ocean Energy Task Force.  Scroll down  this page to listen to the speakers and legislators at this worksession. Read the Maine Lobstermens Association’s March 15, 2010 letter to […]

Key Maine legislators tell committee: No windfarms in state waters – bad for fishermen. Monhegan discussed

Thursday March 11th, the Legislature’s Utility and Energy Committee held its  public hearing on LD 1810. Listen to the legislators and testimony  to them by MDEP,  DMR, Neptune Energy & other would-be wind industrialists, and opponents and supporters of the same. Lance Burton describes  to legislators his life on Monhegan and in Castine and what […]