Attend Portland's Public Meeting on Ocean Planning, May 23rd,
4:00 - 7:00 pm, Wishcamper Center, USM, 34 Bedford St, Portland!
Sponsored by NROC, Northeast Regional Ocean Council
Draft regional ocean planning goals and potential actions will be discussed at the meeting. The Northeast Regional Planning Body, a group of state, tribal and federal representatives from New England who are working to implement the National Ocean Policy and address critical New England ocean issues, wants your input on these goals and actions. Additional information on their progress can be found here: http://northeastoceancouncil.org/regional-planning-body/meetings/
Public comment will be taken at these meetings and this is an opportunity to review draft maps and products from initial efforts to gather information on the natural resources and diverse uses of the ocean, including fishing, transportation, energy and infrastructure, aquaculture, and recreation. If you are not available to attend but would like to provide input, please do so by June 28, 2013. The draft goals will be available through the same website in mid-May along with additional details for providing public comment.
Read recent testimony submitted by Sierra Club Maine on 2013 legislation below:
Bowers Wind Project Press Release
Take Action to Stop Corporate East-West Highway!
The Cianbro Corporation wants to build a 220-mile toll superhighway that would cut through the heart of Maine's north woods from New Brunswick to Quebec.
This "East-West" truck transport highway would endanger our waterways and air quality, increase noise and light pollution, harm key wilderness recreational areas, and diminish the tourism experience in the region.
Cianbro lobbyists have been traveling the state to get this superhighway built. Maine citizens need to push back with a strong message that the $2 billion, privately-owned highway would threaten dozens of local communities, landowner private property rights, and potentially leave Maine taxpayers on the hook for this risky project.
The more people we get to sign, the louder our voice.
A smarter idea would be to study the sustainable option of moving goods across Maine on the existing train infrastructure.
Don't let the corporate lobbyists drown us out.
(Katahdin photo courtesy of Bill Silliker, Jr.)
Efficiency Maine is encouraging Mainers to replace their
old, inefficient appliances this spring. Read more about this program below.