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History of the Airline Road

Link to comprehensive history of the Airline Road.

Takings Bill Testimony from DW4L, LD 1810, 2-21-12

Written Testimony to the Judiciary Committee in Opposition to LD1810

February 21, 2012 ~ State House Room 438

Good afternoon Senator Hasting, Representative Nass, and other honorable members of the Judiciary Committee:

Unfortunately I am unable to make it to testify in person. My name is Chris Buchanan and I’m an organizer […]

LD 1671 Work Session Testimony & Talking Points Resource

February 16, 2012

Dear members of the Transportation Committee,

I have compiled these points regarding LD 1671 that I urge you to consider. We want to see Maine prosper. Please do not allow this feasibility study to occur, for the following reasons:

Taxpayers funding a “financial” feasibility study, to see if private investors will profit. […]

Marie Zwicker’s Testimony in Opposition to LD 1671

As a voting resident and person who loves Maine “the way life should be” it has come to my attention that LD 1671, An Act To Provide Funding to the Department of Transportation for a Feasibility Study of an East-west Highway, is scheduled for a public hearing. As my memory serves, such a road has […]

Chris Buchanan’s Testimony in Oppostion of LD 1671

DEFENDING WATER FOR LIFE IN MAINE

273 Manchester Road

Belgrade, ME 04917

Statement to the Transportation Committee regarding LD1671:

We are OPPOSED to An Act To Provide Funding to the Department of Transportation for a Feasibility Study of an East-west Highway

February 14, 2012 State House Room […]

World Bank Sponsors ‘Water Resources Group’ aiming to Privatize Water Services in Less Developed Countries

Chris Buchanan, DW4L, December 8, 2011

In 2007, the World Economic Forum Water Initiative was created to “raise awareness among governments, businesses, and the expert community about the challenge of managing future water needs, and on piloting public-private-expert platforms for reform.” http://www3.weforum.org/docs/IP/MM/Water_Resources_Group_Phase2_4pager.pdf

Out of this initiative came the 2030 Water Resources Group. Formed in 2008, […]

A Report on Irrigation’s Impact to Groundwater on the Deschutes River, Oregon and Success of Mitigation Program

ACCEPTABILITY OF THE DESCHUTES GROUNDWATER MITIGATION PROGRAM by Eva Lieberherr*

 

 

Printed in Ecology Law Quarterly

This is a useful resource on how groundwater is effected by pumping, and an example of groundwater protection.

http://elq.typepad.com/currents/2011/06/currents38-04-lieberherr-2011-0607.html

Skagit County Climate Change Study

Skagit County Planning and Development Services, Wash., released a climate change study on the Skagit River Basin. The Climate Impacts Group/University of Washington conducted the study for Envision Skagit 2060. The website includes links to the following:

Executive Summary Basin Overview Climate Variability Climate Change Scenarios Glaciers Hydrology Geomorphology Ecosystems Human Systems […]

An Introduction to Community Water Systems and Water Privatization in Maine

This introduction was created by Food and Water Watch to educate people about water privatization in Maine:

http://documents.foodandwaterwatch.org/aquaMaine.pdf

Since this was written by FWW, Connecticut Waters purchased AquaMaine, increasing the customer base of Connecticut Waters by 16,000 customers, or 18%. Prices continue to rise. Connecticut Waters states that they are “creating […]

THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS ON GROUND WATER WITHDRAWAL REGULATIONS

REPORT TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES

BY THE

WATER RESOURCES PLANNING COMMITTEE AND THE

CITIZEN TRADE POLICY COMMISSION

http://www.maine.gov/legis/opla/WRPC-CTPC%20final%20report.pdf