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Commission Handling Dozens of Petitions to Opt Out of Expedited Wind Development

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By | Maine Public Radio | FEB 22, 2016

Susan Sharon reports on wind development in Maine’s Unorganized Territory.

Townships and plantations in Maine have until June to opt out of being an “expedited permitting area” for wind development. Already there are nearly two dozen petitions that have been received by the Land Use Planning Commission.

Another 18 petitions are in circulation. But the agency is also […]

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Tribes pull Reps. from Maine Legislature and go their own way

Photo by A.J. Higgins MPBN

On Tuesday, May 26, Penobscot and Passamaquoddy leaders pulled their representatives from the Maine Legislature as part of a decision to work together, and follow their own leadership within their territories from here on out. It was an historic moment of bravery and leadership by the Tribes.

Here are two articles: MPBN, Tribes Pull Reps from Maine Legislature as Sovereignty Issues Come to Boil

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The Guardian, Two Native […]

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Penobscot Chief Francis responds to Governor LePage’s Reversal of Order Promoting Cooperation with Tribes

Penobscot River Case and recent related programs from WERU

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EPA Decision: Maine Water Quality Standards Inadequate for Tribal Waters

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By • FEB 5, 2015 | Maine Public Broadcasting Network

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AUGUSTA, Maine – In a decision that is being welcomed as “historic” by Maine Indian tribes, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked the state of Maine to revise some water quality standards for tribal waters.

The decision comes during ongoing litigation brought by the state against the EPA. Maine’s […]

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In Maine, More Hipsters Choosing Life on the Farm

By JENNIFER MITCHELL | DEC 11, 2014 | Maine Public Broadcasting Network Link to original article and radio broadcast.

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Gene and Mary Margaret Ripley hold bags of carrots produced on their farm […]

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South Portland Tar Sands Ban Enacted

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A tanker makes its way recently into the harbor in South Portland. Susan Sharon MPBN

The South Portland City Council has voted to ban the export of Canadian tar-sands crude […]

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Radio archive: An Introduction to Democracy Training School

WERU 7 14 stream – An Introduction to Democracy Training School.mp3

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Chris Buchanan interviewed for STEWC’s two-year anniversary

Maine Grandmothers Unite to Halt Plans for New Highway

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05/23/2014 Reported By: Susan Sharon Frustrated by what they say is the failure of legislative and political efforts to stop the proposed east-west highway, a small group of grandmothers is taking matters into its own hands. The grandmothers have started holding monthly vigils in front of Cianbro headquarters. Cianbro is the Pittsfield-based construction firm that wants to build a 220-mile-long closed access toll highway that would stretch from Calais to Coburn Gore. As Susan […]

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