After four long weeks and hundreds of hours of testimony the technical intervener sessions on Plum Creek’s development proposal for Moosehead Lake have ended; at least for now. The Land Use Regulation Commission closed this phase of the sessions on Friday and gave at least some indication of how the process may move forward. On the Read More
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After a few weeks of preparing for the upcoming public hearing in Greenville tomorrow, I’ve finally been able to come up for air and return to the intervener sessions. We know that many of you rely on this blog to help you keep up with what is happening. We’ll do our best to keep this Read More
So, NRCM is back at the St. Paul Center on a snowy Monday morning, but we’re not here for the Plum Creek hearings today. The Clean Energy Team is here for LURC’s deliberations on the Black Nubble and Kibby wind proposals. While the rest of the office and much of the state has been given Read More
This piece by Edgar Allen Beem was originally published in The Forecaster – and we wanted to share it with you in case you hadn’t had a chance to read it. We think it’s a great piece! Be sure to share it with your friends, family and colleagues! Up (Plum) Creek by Edgar Allen Beem Read More
I want to start this post by thanking everyone who came out to the public hearing in Portland on Saturday, and especially those who patiently waited hours for their three minutes of time. Here is one blog post about the experience from the League of Young Voters. The media has been reporting that somewhere around 500 Read More
I’m back at the St. Paul Center this morning for continued cross-examination of experts. The intervener process will be continuing for the rest of this week and pick up again for a week in mid January. As I’m typing NRCM’s attorney is cross-examining one of Plum Creek’s economic experts. You’ll be happy to know that the flocks of Read More
Hello again from the center of the Plum Creek universe. We’re on Day 5 of the intervener sessions. At the moment the Commissioners are asking questions of Joe Brenneman a County Commissioner from Flathead County Montana who has dealt directly with Plum Creek’s developments. Flathead County is currently being sued by Plum Creek over some 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