April 05, 2020

Go with hydropower

Go with hydropower

I’d like to comment on pollution-free power. Chandler Woodcock is right: wind poweris not the answer.

I am 80 years old now and started working when I was 15. Before I graduated from school, World War II broke out and I entered the Army. When I came home in 1946 I went to work for the Stinson Canning Co. and worked there for 24 years driving trucks and buses.

For 15 of those years I worked with my father on a sardine carrier run from Cape Elizabeth to Black’s Harbor, Canada. My point is thatI know this territory in Maine.

We don’t need nuclear power. We don’t need wind power. We don’t need LNG power. We don’t need oil power.

All these energy sources produce pollution. But sail around Eastport-Lubec Narrows and environs and you will see the pollution-free energy source that Maine needs – hydropower, with the generators anchored on the seabed in the tidal zones.

Wake up, Washington and Augusta. Hydropower is the pollution-free answer.

Robert S. Ray

Birch Harbor

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