Hello again, this time from the beginning of day 4 of the Plum Creek intervener sessions. We’re just starting this morning and if it is anything like yesterday it should be interesting. There was a lot of discussion yesterday about the locations of the development being proposed by Plum Creek. NRCM and Maine Audubon made Read More
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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
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
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
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
Car dealer blasts automakers at EPA hearing David Shepardson / Detroit News Washington Bureau ARLINGTON, Va. — An auto dealer blasted domestic car makers today at a federal government hearing on emission standards. The day-long meeting is underway to address California’s request for a waiver under the Clean Air Act so it can adopt stringent Read More
After lengthy deliberation in both the House Republican and Democratic caucuses, the House passed LD 1658 unanimously! We expect the bill to come before the Senate on Tuesday, May 22nd. As lead sponsor, House Majority Leader, Hannah Pingree (D-North Haven) championed the bill and implored House Democrats to vote to protect Maine kids from unnecessary Read More