Key Maine legislators tell committee: No windfarms in state waters – bad for fishermen. Monhegan discussed
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 that makes him think about the bill. LD 1810
Hats off to legislators Leila Percy and Hannah Pingree for insisting on mammoth changes to the bill (2 minute mp3) in response to outrage from theirscalloping shrimping and groundfishing constituents. Specifically, they told the committee to
It is as if a mighty iceberg headed at the Maine inshore fisheries’ Titanic is being successfully turned, by those answering the alarm that now is ringing in desperate peals from Passamaquoddy Bay to f the Piscataqua. For, if diverted a few degrees with relentless pressure, it may harmlessly pass by our waters, an icy white horseman heading for some other apocalyptic encounter.
The word from outer Penobscot groundfishers, shrimpesr and scallopers is to either can the bill or
If you care to be involved – for, against, or neutral – email the Utility& Energy Committee clerk Krisen Gottlieb Kristen.Gottlieb@legislature.maine.gov and the Marine Resources Committee clerk Marianne Macmaster Marianne.MacMaster@legislature.maine.gov and let them know of your opinion or insight; they will get your message to their committees’ members.
- Listening as Leila Percy testifies at the hearing