WGAN's Inside Maine: Governor rips two Republicans and several Dems on energy policy

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mainemom
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WGAN's Inside Maine: Governor rips two Republicans and several Dems on energy policy

I wish the podcast link would work but it's not working for me.
I heard this live.

Today on WGAN's Inside Maine program with Phil Harriman, Gov. LePage called out Rep. Fitts, Sen. Rector (both Republicans), Sen. Bartlett, Rep. Du Houx, and a few other named Dems for their dogged opposition to policy that would lower energy prices in Maine. Of Fitts he said, he makes a living off wind. Of the Dems, he said they won't even talk about changing the hydro law to lower prices.
He urged voters to remember in November. It was awesome.

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Rep. Cornell Du Houx

Rep. Cornell Du Houx (D-Brunswick) is the Ethan Strimling of Brunswick. There is no issue that he cares deeply for except his own self promotion. He has touted higher energy costs as a necessary way to realize the glory of alternative energies.

Jim Corr
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Good for him! I like the way

Good for him! I like the way he just pokes them in the eye.

Melvin Udall
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Don't forget that Cornell du

Don't forget that Cornell du Houx comes from aristocratic blood lines:

who's your momma?

His maternal parental influence is, to say the least, an archetypical moonbat.

Bruce Libby
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Actually the Gov. gave

Actually the Gov. gave everyone a good bit of hell to day, made me feel good.

CaJo
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For Immediate Release:

For Immediate Release: Friday, March 30, 2012

Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

Legislators Oppose Reducing Energy Costs for Mainers

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul LePage expressed extreme disappointment today regarding the decision from legislators to ignore legislation that would reduce energy costs to Mainers. This week, eight members of the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technologies voted against LD 1863, “An Act to Lower the Price of Electricity for Maine Consumers.”

LD 1863 would enable Maine to purchase energy at lower prices within the region. This bill removes the 100 megawatt cap for qualifying renewable generation, specifically hydro power.

Special interest groups such as Industrial Energy Consumer Group (IECG) and Maine Renewable Energy Association (MREA) have opposed this measure because they are receiving the benefit of higher electricity prices. “As I stated in my State of the State Address, I do not support Augusta being in the business of increasing costs on Maine ratepayers to pad the pockets of special interest groups. I believe it is morally and ethically wrong to take more money from those who can least afford it to line the pockets of those that are politically connected here in Augusta,” Governor LePage said.

Senators Christopher Rector (R-Knox) and Philip Bartlett, (D-Cumberland), and Representatives Stacey Fitts (R-Pittsfield), Jon Hinck (D-Portland), Alexander Cornell du Houx (D-Brunswick), Roberta Beavers (D-South Berwick), Mark Dion (D-Portland), and Louis Luchini (D-Ellsworth) voted against LD 1863. “I encourage constituents to call legislators who voted against this bill and ask them if they are concerned about the rising cost of energy hurting working families and small businesses. If they are, ask them to change their vote,” the Governor said.

The Governor has said that one of the largest inhibitors to job creation is Maine’s high energy costs. “If we want economic prosperity in Maine, we need to focus on reducing the cost of electricity and energy for Maine’s job creators.”

Melvin Udall
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Sounds like some folks got

Sounds like some folks got offers they couldn't refuse.

Mainelion
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C'mon Mel. Those

C'mon Mel. Those legiscritters are thinking about nothing but what's best for Maine 24/7. Their own self interest never enters the picture.

Roger Ek
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I wish he would go after

I wish he would go after those turncoats who want to make LURC bigger, stronger and meaner.

mainemom
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Bang for the buck, I

Bang for the buck, I guess.
Everyone in Maine is directly affected by the stubborn refusal to lower energy prices.
Let's hear from the Fitts defenders now.

Islander
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I thought LePage nailed the

I thought LePage nailed the description of Alfond.

Roger Ek
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Where are the patriots who

Where are the patriots who could have answered the call last year and opposed these Republican progressives in principled primaries right now? They would have a lot of support.

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