Maine residents are being led to believe that we need to make Maine a clean producer of electricity, by turning us into a wind-producing state.

Ninety-nine percent of Maine’s electricity generation already comes from clean sources other than coal and oil, according to Maine has the highest renewable portfolio standard in the nation.

Only two states (Vermont and Idaho) produce lower carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation. Transportation is responsible for about half of Maine’s carbon dioxide emissions, four to five times more than from electricity. Yet we are being targeted for the destructive wind development and the expensive transmission buildup, which would send all of the electrical power generated out of state.

Our Legislature has unanimously approved increasing the speed limit on our highways, which increases our carbon dioxide emissions, and allow our tax dollars to be spent on the destructive wind development through subsidies and other tax benefits to these companies that want to forever take away Maine’s scenic views.

I urge others to tell their elected officials to keep Maine clean and not to support wind development with our tax dollars.

Richard Harris