Maine - LD 1262 - 2017

To Protect Monhegan Island By Limiting Wind Turbines.

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Added On: 04-10-2017
Updated On: 06-21-2017
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsor: Dana L. Dow (Senate/Republican)





Actions (8)

  • 03-30-2017 - On motion by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin Tabled until Later in Today's Session, pending REFERENCE
  • 03-30-2017 - Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed
  • 04-04-2017 - Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
  • 04-04-2017 - On motion by Senator WOODSOME of York The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY
  • 04-04-2017 - Taken from the table by the President
  • 04-06-2017 - The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY.
  • 04-06-2017 - In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
  • 05-23-2017 - Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

News (4)

Committee Kills Anti-Offshore Wind Turbine Bill - Freepress Online
Published by freepressonline.com
Thu, 11 May 2017 14:08:00 GMT

that would have cancelled the University of Maine's proposed floating offshore wind project sited 3 miles from Monhegan. LD 1262 would have prohibited the placement of wind turbines within 10 nautical miles of the Monhegan Lobster Conservation Area.

Bill to move Monhegan wind power project draws crowd to legislative hearing - Press Herald
Published by pressherald.com
Wed, 03 May 2017 00:26:15 GMT

Maine Aqua Ventus representatives testified that the bill would have the practical effect of ending Maine's bid to build the country's first commercial-size, floating wind turbines and jump-start an industry around offshore, deep-water wind. ... But L ...

Offshore Wind Test Project “Dead in the Water” If Bill Passes - Freepress Online
Published by freepressonline.com
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:01:34 GMT

The bill LD 1262, sponsored by Sen. Dana Dow (R-Lincoln Cty.) ... But while supporters say the bill would protect Monhegan's scenic views, opponents say it will lay waste to several years of planning, cause the project to lose out on $40 million in ...

Bill could scuttle UMaine offshore wind project near Monhegan - Press Herald
Published by pressherald.com
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:54:30 GMT

A bill aimed at moving a wind energy test site farther from Monhegan Island would have the practical effect of ending Maine's bid to build the country's first commercial-size, floating wind turbines, according to a federal Department of Energy official ...