Participate in civil disobedience in Maine!

Nov 4, 2010


Editor’s note:  The following was submitted by Friends of Lincoln Lakes. urges you to participate in this action.  Wherever you live, whether Maine or outside Maine, consider attending this performance of civil disobedience in the tradition of M.L. King and Gandhi and H.D. Thoreau.

Click here to learn more about Rollins Rally!

Lincoln Lakes Region Is Being Destroyed by First Wind!

The ridges above the 13 Lincoln Lakes are being clearcut and blasted away—right now!

A turbine pad under construction on one of the Rocky Dundee ridges within view of iconic Mt. Katahdin

Help Stop the Insanity!  Take a Stand with Us Against First Wind!

When: Monday, November 8, starting at 8AM.

Where: At the First Wind operations center under construction on the Lee Road in Lincoln.

What: Rally, speeches, theatre, protest, lots of media.

Why: Demand that the Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection order an immediate work stoppage, demand a moratorium on further processing of utility scale wind projects in Maine by DEP and LURC, demand repeal of LD 2388.

Special Considerations: If the early start to this event is inconvenient, come the day before. FoLL will put you up and give a tour of the construction site.

Weather: Long range weather forecast is for sunny & temps in the mid-40’s.

Directions: I-95 to the Lincoln Exit, exit 227. From the exit, it is about 6 miles to get into town: Exit off I-95, after crossing the Penobscot River, come to a traffic signal at the junction of US Rt. 2. Take a left onto West Broadway and follow it into downtown, where Main St. goes off to the left at a traffic signal Turn Left onto Main St. and at the “Y” at the Civil War Monument, bear right onto State Rt. 6, the Lee Road. Proceed out the Lee Road for about 6 miles. The construction site is about one mile on the left after the Lee Road climbs a shoulder of Rollins Mt. with a passing lane.

Aerial view of blasted out turbine pad site under construction today, Nov. 2

For More Information, Contact:

• Gary Steinberg, or 207-794-8174

• Brad Blake, or or 207-773-4252 or 207-575-8553.

How Much Do You Love Maine?  Enough to Stand Up and Say “NO” to the Destruction of Rural Maine by the Wind Industry?

Editor’s note:  Read “A Hike up Rumford Whitecap before the Onslaught of Turbines,” by Brad Blake (10/5/10).

You Must Come to Lincoln and Make Your Voice Heard Loud & Clear!

  1. Comment by Anne Britton on 11/04/2010 at 10:30 am

    The destruction in Maine is heart-wrenching. I know Brad’s heart and soul are at this site. His spiritual connection that he has been raped of. Brad and others, I send my love and strength because I can’t get there. I wish I could.

    If anyone can help these wonderful people, please do. They are warm and friendly, even when angered. I had the great pleasure to meet many of the folks in Maine when they hosted me for the Common Ground Fair in Unity a couple years ago.

    Brad et. al, I hope you can feel my thoughts and comfort.

  2. Comment by Quixote on 11/04/2010 at 11:15 am

    Our Children and Grand Children are having their legacy and future systematically destroyed by a group of very evil and greedy people.

    To allow this to happen in this day and age without barely a whimper is a slap in the face to all our foreFathers and mothers who gave their lives back in WW11 fighting for our Democracy that we have offered up to these idiots on a golden platter!


  3. Comment by Bill Carson on 11/04/2010 at 12:43 pm

    Here are some great quotes and truth about commercial wind, from Dr. Jon Boone:

    “These massive wind plants also precipitate incivility, pitting neighbor against neighbor. A major duty of government is to anticipate, then eliminate or mitigate this kind of incivility. Those who endorse or profit from placing such industrial complexes near the homes of others evidently don’t have a clue about how to foster civil society.

    “There is little that is cognitively more dissonant than supporting the concept of minimizing the human footprint on the earth while cheerleading for the rude intrusiveness of physically massive/energy feckless wind projects. The slap and tickle of wind propaganda flatters the gullible, exploits the well intentioned, and nurtures the craven. Industrial wind is a bunco scheme of enormous consequence. And people who value intellectual honesty should not quietly be fleeced by such mendacity, even from their government.”

  4. Comment by Hal Graham on 11/04/2010 at 7:42 pm

    I live with the windmills in Cohocton, NY; First Wind will ignore all your complaints. They only want to spin these windmills without any concern for the people living near them. They laugh at you when you complain about the noise.

    As far as the settings of the turbines, there are no concerns from First Wind about ANY citizens or, in my case, as a leaseholder. These machines make a constant noise, anywhere from 65 to 100 dB. Within a mile they are easly heard. The sound is unbearable most of the time.

    Also, they will ignore any dangers from the turbines being so close to your house. I have one near me that is only 1050 ft from my house. There is a danger point at 1500 ft.

    No one from First Wind will make any contact to address my concerns.

    Good luck to you

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