Testimony by Eliza Donoghue, NRCM North Woods Policy Advocate Good afternoon Senator Valentino, Representative Priest and members of the Judiciary Committee. My name is Eliza Donoghue. I am a resident of Farmington and am speaking today on behalf of the Natural Resources Council of Maine in support of LD 165, An Act To Prohibit the Use of Read More
The Maine DOT says it was just anticipating authorization, but critics say it shows a rush to advance the east-west project. by Steve Mistler, staff writer Portland Press Herald news story The Maine Department of Transportation began seeking a contractor to conduct a feasibility study of an east-west highway across Maine weeks before Gov. Paul Read More
by Roger Merchant Bangor Daily News op-ed I’ve listened to lots of talk to gather facts about the costs and benefits of the proposed east-west highway. Lots of new information came out this past weekend at the open forum in Dexter, which stood in stark contrast to the prior orchestrated event in Dover-Foxcroft, which dismissed Read More
Critics Say Highway Could be a Trojan Horse for Moving Natural Gas or Tar Sands Oil by Nicky Ouellet Earth Island Journal news story If you build it, they will come. That seems to be the logic behind a new proposal to build a highway connecting eastern seaports in Maine with major highways in northwestern Read More
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
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.