Friends of Maine's Mountains
Have you ever met somebody who over-promised and under-delivered? This may startle you, but subsidy-dependent industrial wind developers are over-promising in Maine.
The popular notion is that wind energy is clean and green. It’s a notion driven by developers’ craving for subsidies and federal stimulus money, and it has very powerful momentum. Industrial wind’s well-orchestrated media blitz is under way, encouraging politicians to pursue federal money at all cost to secure the proliferation of giant wind turbines across Maine’s scenic mountains. But in their slick sales pitches, the developers leave out one inconvenient truth: Our state is not reliant on coal or oil to generate electricity, and therefore the costs to build industrial wind factories on Maine’s mountaintops far outweigh any benefits. Mountain-based wind turbines in Maine do not make economic sense.
If you have a healthy skepticism about lofty promises by the industrial wind industry's corporate interests, we invite you to learn more about the 21st century Gold Rush that is fueling the policy of turbine proliferation across our landscape.
Friends of Maine’s Mountains needs your help to raise awareness about the issues related to industrial wind. An informed opposition is emerging, but it is grassroots in nature and under-funded. FMM is helping to find a more effective way to reveal the whole story by providing legal activities and representation, research and fact-finding, and other materials and support as needed. We need your help to fund this crucial effort. Please reflect on how mountain-based wind power will affect the Maine you know and love. Visit our secure, on-line donation page to help.
Maine’s mountains are not a renewable resource. Read some of the information we have made available. Please check back soon as new information becomes available each day. We encourage you to contact us with any suggestions, information or questions by sending an e-mail to .
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