I am very excited that more and more people are using canvas bags for their groceries, shopping at local stores, and for their travels (canvas bags are great travel totes). I am also excited to see folks posing for photos with their NRCM tote bags. On Earth Day, we launched this new “where in the Read More
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Hi everyone, Well, after a long day and evening of lobbying on Tuesday, LD 2048 was passed unanimously by the Senate. Opponents of the bill didn’t even bother to float the bad chemical industry amendments. We won with several friendly amendments which also passed unanimously. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard on this campaign. Read More
We just won on the building codes bill in the Senate! The nail biter first and most important vote was 18-17, then Senator Bryant offered a crippling amendment that would have required enforcement only in towns above 5000. Senator Bromley requested that the amendment be “indefinitely postponed” (i.e. rejected). Senator Karl Turner supported that motion, Read More
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
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