As I’m sitting here for the beginning of the third day of intervener sessions, I thought I would write a quick post. At the moment, the LURC commissioners are asking questions of Luke Muzzy of Plum Creek. If there is one thing that has become clear after two full days of these sessions it’s that Read More
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Hey everyone. At the moment I’m typing this from the audience of the first session of legal testimony before LURC. These technical sessions are much like a court case in which each side is presenting testimony, experts and witnesses to the Commissioners who will ultimately make a decision. The room is literally full of teams Read More
Tomorrow the first of the public hearings about Plum Creek’s massive development proposal for the Moosehead Lake region begin in Greenville. We are encouraging people to attend one of the four hearings and speak out against this plan. As our executive director Brownie Carson said in June, 2007: “Maine has one chance to get it Read More
Global Warming Rally Set Saturday Thursday November 1st, 2007, By Ann Bryant, Staff Writer Lewiston Sun Journal news story FARMINGTON – A national call to rally for climate change was answered in Farmington by a Mt. Blue High School sophomore. A “Step It Up 2007: Green Leadership” event will take place from noon to 2 Read More
This letter references Meg Haskell’s 10-25-07 article, “Plum Creek looks to Bangor for project supporters.” I can imagine the scene in 1626. A well-heeled developer “from away” invites a hand-picked group of influential tribal leaders to a little do: a nice meal, a little firewater, whatever might have passed for a Powerpoint presentation in those Read More
In an op-ed in today’s Bangor Daily News, Al Manville and Sandy Scholar wrote, “What we will see from this megadevelopment is the likely loss of local businesses like Harris Drug Store, Auntie M’s and Morrell’s to Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, Lowe’s and Home Depot. Is this what the Moosehead Lake region is going to become?” Read More
Many Mainers joined the Natural Resources Council of Maine on Saturday, September 29th, for our second excursion to Maine —and New England’s— only large wind farm, located at Mars Hill. The group toured the ridge line, met with wind farm developer UPC Wind, enjoyed the incredible fall colors, and went round the mountain to gain Read More
Here’s a chance to learn about the walking-friendliness of your neighborhood. If you are looking for alternatives to automobile transportation in your everyday life, check this out: https://www.redfin.com/how-walk-score-works This is a google maps “mash-up” using mapping technology and info about your neighborhood to give you a ranking. On a scale of 1-100, anything above 70 is Read More