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  • Anonymous

    Now this is a win-win – a smart business practice and a good way to help the locals see the side-benefits of wind power – meaning access to land that they don’t own. Nice work to everyone.

  • Anonymous

    When people see them up close in operation, they will also be able to evaluate whether the claims of the anti-wind folks are real or imaginary.

    Yessah

    • Anonymous

      Ah-yup.
      They’ll see all that American made power and the only pollution will be coming from whom ?

      • Anonymous

        You?

      • Anonymous

        China, where all the ‘renewable’ infrastructure is actually built
        outsource the pollution to China so them there munebats can feel good and sleep on their “small” carbon footprint at night
        ah-yuh

  • Anonymous

    mountain bikers are people too.

    multi use trails, please!

  • Anonymous

    No more wind power in Maine!!! They do not pay for themselves without Government help… They kill mountain tops, are an eyesore, and grant access to remote locations better off left alone.
    I do agree to use the roads for snowmobile trails, they are already there so what the heck!

    • Anonymous

      Really funny how snowmobiles get a free pass as “traditional” (and how long a tradition?) when they disrupt the quiet of a pristine winter day, pollute the air, disturb hibernating animals and grant access to remote locations better left alone. Not saying windpower is great, and I grant that snowmobiles have their uses, but it’s hypocritical to blast windpower and defend yahooing around in the woods burning fossil fuel.

      • Anonymous

        It doesn’t take taxpayers money to drive a snowmobile.

        • Anonymous

          Oh really? How much gas do we refine in Maine? None. How does it get here? By ship to a government subsidized port or by truck over a government subsidized road. Not to mention those subsidies to the oil and gas companies who make the gas. Or the government subsidies for making the snowmobile. We should just ban the darn things…

  • Anonymous

    A new Alli for the wind projects. Thats compromise. Give me what I want and we won’t object to anything you want to do..

    • Anonymous

      What does Mr. Ali have to do with this?

      • Anonymous

        They are allied. Sorry about that. I will fix it so that you can comprehend the comment as a whole.. One time while reading a book there was one word mis-spelled and it threw everything off and had to put the book down. Never did finish it.. Good luck reading some of the stories in the BDN.

  • Anonymous

    Here is a better deal!

    How about free hamburg and hotdog parties for all snowmobilers every Sunday during the season ,taxpayer subsidized.

    This would be much less costly and less damaging to the economic and environmental health of the state.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe they’ll put a snowmobile/atv trail next to the East West Highway to help connect it all?? That would be pretty cool!

    • Anonymous

      That will be part of the plan, I have been told.

    • Anonymous

      sort of like the casinos did, get support from different groups by giving them some candy

      • Anonymous

        So you’re saying a multi-use type trail across the state would be a awful thing?

        • Anonymous

          never said that. It was refering to selling your soul to these..these….

    • Anonymous

      Yah ,lets get rid of that north/south highway too!

  • Anonymous

    Great! Using clean energy to promote the use of more really dirty energy. Brilliant idea!

    “Scenes of Yellowstone Park Rangers wearing gas masks brought national attention to snowmobile pollution. In Yellowstone (YNP) where the cleanest air in the nation should be found, levels of pollution often exceeded those of downtown Los Angeles (Rodes et al. 1998). Studies were quickly initiated and two-stroke snowmobiles were banned from the Park.”

    http://www.wildlandscpr.org/road-riporter/influence-snowmobile-emissions-air-quality-and-human-health

    I used to live next to a moderately travelled trail. On a calm day, you almost needed a respirator to go outside.

    • Anonymous

      Let’s pass a law that all motorized vehicles using these trails must be powered by electricity. …..Operation STRIKEBACK has been launched!

  • Anonymous

    How about a nice snowmobile trail through Yarmouth!

  • Shame on the MSA for helping to promote windpower.

  • Leola Ballweber

    The truth finally comes out. These snowmobile clubs have been getting “DONATIONS” from the wind companies to promote the wind farms. Do people not realize that when the wind company in Woodstock came to town, they claimed that the public would have access to the land? Promoting trails for ATV’s and snowmobiles was part of the clearing of the way to put these wind turbines up. This is nothing new. Just another way to advertise for more wind turbines. Maine is already 30% green, yet, more wind turbines are being planned for our mountain tops. We will end up wit a wind turbine trail that runs parallel to the Appalachian trail and people will be left with that “FEEL GOOD FEELING” about green.Let’s not forget the major controversy over our view shed and quality of life. Wind turbines do affect people, animals, watersheds, bats and birds. How can the nature conservancies promote wind power and allow the killing of Bald and Golden Eagles? Years have been spent to bring back their population, just to be endangered by “MAN’S HUGE, UNRECOVERABLE GOVERNMENT DOLLARS WASTED ON AN UNPROVEN SCIENCE PROJECT”. Welcome to the guinea pig pen of Maine and the people exposed to who knows what for sound frequencies and health hazards. Does anyone care? Don’t look now, but the NIMBY CLUB is getting bigger.

    • Anonymous

      I thought the moonbats liked them?

  • Penny Gray

    How ironic to pair up “clean green” wind power and snowmachines! At least the wind developers have stopped chanting about lowering CO2 levels with their projects. Now they’re inviting the machines with the dirtiest emmissions to visit them! Perfect.

  • Anonymous

    Are developers following them? Once the access roads were put in , we knew development would follow, but now we have snowmobile/ATV/MTN bike trails …so go’eth the Maine Wilderness. Has the environmental impact of the exhaust from these motorized vehicles been calculated and subtracted from any remaining carbon credits the Wind farmers get?

    If not, why not!

  • Anonymous

    I believe that the wind power companies are required , by law, to make contributions of $4000 to local organizations, per turbine. If this is true than the the organizations have the right to accept or reject the monies. If the members , in all fairness , accept the money that is their choice. Receiving this cash does not mean that the organizations endorse the wind power. It just means that if someone is going to get the cash , why not them. The organization that I belong to chose not to accept any money from them , even though it was offered, because some of the members were pro wind development and others were against it. I don’t believe that all snow club members are pro wind!

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