“Call it the bloom off the rose, call it the emperor being exposed as having no clothes. As the public learns the truth about the impacts and the benefits of this sort of development, the public is losing its interest in industrial scale wind.”

— Chris O’Neil, a former state legislator who works as a public affairs consultant to groups opposing wind power development in Maine’s mountains.


“For many people, including myself, quality of place includes living in a manner that does not push environmental or safety risks to other places and people.”

— Governor John Baldacci, in a written statement indicating he remains a steadfast supporter of wind power development.