Gateway to opportunity or toll on the environment? by Edgar Allen Beem Downeast.com news story In March the Maine Legislature approved and in April Governor Paul LePage signed into law LD 1671, a measure appropriating three hundred thousand dollars for an investment grade feasibility study of whether it would be a good deal for a Read More
East-West Highway and Energy Corridor
Despite personal threats, Cianbro Corp.’s chairman says he has no plans to abandon his quest for an East-West Highway in Maine. by Tux Turkel, staff writer Portland Press Herald news story Peter Vigue is used to freely jetting around North America in search of economic opportunities. In recent months, though, he has felt it necessary Read More
Environmental concerns aside, whether the $2 billion project is economically feasible or not could depend on how consultants look at it. by Colin Woodard, staff writer Portland Press Herald news story Mainers are often described as being risk averse, conditioned by thin soils, frigid winters, Colonial-era Indian wars, and a century and a half of Read More
WGME TV news story $300,000 — That is how much of your money is being spent on a study looking into an East/West highway through the state’s interior. The highway has been debated for decades. News 13’s Jon Chrisos is on waste watch asking questions about this big chunk of taxpayer money.
Lance Tapley Portland Phoenix news story Eminent domain! The government’s ability to seize land for a public purpose strikes terror into the hearts of many landowners. This has been a bigger fear since 2005 when the United States Supreme Court, in its Kelo decision, allowed land to be seized by the government to benefit a Read More