October 17, 2018

Maine Fish And Wildlife Department Opposes CMP Transmission Line

George Smith provides a very good report on the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s opposition to the proposed electric transmission line from Quebec, eventually to Massachusetts.

Read Smith’s report here.

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Maine Transmission Line Proposal Bringing Out the Best In Excuse Du Jour

This morning I was reading an article online at MainePublic.org about Central Maine Power Company’s proposal to run a 145-mile transmission line from Quebec, Canada through Central Maine eventually providing electricity to Massachusetts.

Environmentalists claim that the project is not a “green” one and thus would do nothing to stop the world from coming to an end due to global warming. Proposers of the project are confused wanting to know how much greener can you get than producing electricity from moving water.

Others don’t want to see more forest cut down to build a new and ugly transmission line or widen existing ones.

I’m reminded of an old story and have a suggestion of my own to help the cause.

First the story (which I have told on this website a million times). A man goes next door to his neighbor’s house and asks if he can borrow his ax. The neighbor, with a smile on his face, of course, says, “No, you can’t borrow my ax because it’s Tuesday.”

The man, acting very confused, like the representatives of CMP, asks, “What’s Tuesday got to do with it?”

“Nothing,” said the neighbor, “but if I don’t want to loan you my ax, one excuse is as good as another.”

The other is this. If you’ve ever been in the vicinity of Disney World in Orlando, Florida you might have noticed these somewhat unique transmission towers.

Simply beautiful aren’t they????

My suggestion would be to demand (wink-wink) that CMP constructs transmission towers in the form of a bull moose. This would be representative of Maine and it would solve part of the problem with reducing gases that cause global warming (we’re all gonna die). You see these moose don’t need to poop and thus no methane gases released. The project now becomes “GREEN!” THE WORLD IS SAVED and Massachusettes gets their electricity so they can further destroy the planet with everything else they do with it.

Oh, Lord! It’s hard to be humble.

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Reasonable Assessment of Quebec Hydro Transmission Line Through Maine if the Ridiculous Climate Change Nonsense Was Left Out

One will have to decide for themselves about whether widening and cutting another electric power transmission line through Maine is an eyesore and/or whether it is in anyway actually beneficial to the Maine people.

In a Bangor News opinion piece, Steve Bien, a board member of the Western Maine Audubon society, a totalitarian environmentalist group, fills readers full of climate change balderdash and toxic waste from rotting plants and vegetation from flooded lands caused by Quebec hydro dam building.

Please, give us all a break from the BS.

Nothing in this proposal has anything to do with climate change and “green” energy and how we are going to save the planet. Save the planet, save the planet, save the planet. I’m not the only intelligent person in this world who tires from the endless clap-trap about Climate Change.

This writer tells us of how important it is that we replace carbon-heavy energy with “green” energy so as not to cause more global warming. Horsepucky!

In addition, we’re all going to die from mercury poisoning as the author states that mercury levels have been in the blood of the Cree and Innu for 50 years. What is not said is that mercury levels were in their ancestor’s blood as well because it is naturally occurring.

However, the nonsense about the dangers from “Plant decomposition on a massive scale produces toxic amounts of mercury” and this “massive” amount of toxic mercury is “…far beyond the cleaning capacity of natural systems” – Oh my God, we’re ALL GONNA DIE!! And if that isn’t enough the “major source of carbon dioxide and methane” from flooded plants will surely do us all in. Poor Mother Gaia can’t keep up with the scrubbing.

WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!! PREPARE FOR THE DOOM!!!

The amount of land flooded in Quebec amounts to about the same as adding an eyedropper of pee-pee to an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Leave out all the lying BS about “clean” energy and “green” energy and how Climate Change is killing us, and make your decisions based upon actual facts that lay in front of you. What’s in the proposal for Maine? It should be obvious what’s in it for Quebec Hydro, CMP, and Massachusetts. But what’s in it for Maine besides a few quick bucks?

Is it really an environmental disaster? Is it really a blight on the land? Is the exchange for a few dollars worth it? Will this event bring lower electric rates to Maine?

Forget Climate Change. It’s nothing more than an environmentalist’s midsummer nights’ dream.

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