Monday, February 22, 2010

Gov. King Responds to Wind Power Critics

Portland Press Herald:
"There's an old saying that if you say something that's not true often enough, people will start to believe it. Unfortunately, that seems to be happening in Maine with wind power

Opponents write letters to the editor and have press conferences alleging dark conspiracies and using scary words like destruction, vibration, industrial (this is a favorite), and even a new ''disease.''

I haven't heard them blame the demise of the Red Sox last fall on windmills yet, but it could come any day.

So, here's a shot at setting the record straight on a few of the myths now circulating:"

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sardine Plant Closing

As the reduction in fish catches impacts the fishing industry, it is inevitable that businesses will close. The question is, what will remain if and when the fish stocks rebuild? Portland Press Herald:
"Bumble Bee Foods announced today it will close its Prospect Harbor sardine processing plant, the last sardine cannery in the United States, throwing 130 people out of work in April.

Company officials blamed the closing on the latest restrictions that have reduced the herring catch by 50 percent in the five years since Bumble Bee bought the company."