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Letter to the editor: Cianbro still brandishing corridor ax

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January 4, 2015

It’s been over six years since the Cianbro Corp. published its feasibility study on the 220-mile strip of industrial development known as the East-West Corridor.

Since Cianbro CEO Peter Vigue met with strident opposition after airing his plan before the Penobscot County commissioners in Bangor in May 2013, the status of this construction project – which would be the largest in Maine’s history – has been shrouded […]

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To prosper, Maine must attract workers, young people

 

 

 

Courtesy of Bath Iron Works Final preparations are underway at Bath Iron Works to launch the future USS Zumwalt into the Kennebec River. By The BDN Editorial Board, Posted Dec. 13, 2014, at 11:20 a.m. Link to Original Article.

Maine prides itself on its rugged individualism. […]

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Become Informed about the Corridor- Op-Ed by Jane Crosen

Become Informed about the Corridor

Although Cianbro Corp.’s proposal to build an East-West Corridor across Maine has gone relatively quiet in the face of public and legislative opposition, it hasn’t gone away. Peter Vigue (Maine magazine, May 2014) remains committed to developing a freight and energy supercorridor to boost Maine’s global trade connectivity, and his son Andi, Cianbro’s president, recently stated (WABI TV, June 16) they are at the preliminary stage of final development for the project.

Meanwhile, with Canada […]

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Response to “Gubernatorial candidates see eye to eye…[on EWC]” & Contact info for Gubernatorial Candidates

RE: BDN Article, Gubernatorial candidates see eye to eye — mostly — on Maine’s proposed east-west highway, July 20, 2014 by Mario Moretto

Hello everyone,

I sent the following email to the reporter about a couple glaring inaccuracies in the most recent BDN article about the gubernatorial candidates positions on the EWC, and decided to share it with you all as well. From my observations, most of the reporters from the BDN are repeatedly making the same errors. […]

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Letter: East-West Corridor ABC’S

 

Portland Phoenix – Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Since investors know a Trojan Horse on a Corridor Farm is a cash cow, when will the conversation stop regurgitating the developer’s “Highway” narrative and focus on the true nature and potential of this proposed E/W Corridor. Most importantly, what’s the value of its impact upon Maine’s resources and identity?

 

Read Complete Letter: http://portland.thephoenix.com/news/154714-e-w-corridor-abcs/

East-West Bills Headed for Transportation Committee

In response to varying concerns about the proposed development of an East-West highway/corridor across Maine, some important bills are making their way through the legislature. Five of them will soon be coming up for a hearing before the Transportation Committee in April, where they will be taken up in a single session. They are:

LD 1209, “An Act To Prohibit the Use of Public Resources for a Privately Owned East-West Highway,” sponsored by Rep. Katherine Cassidy (Lubec): Prohibits the use […]

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Our View: Transparency needed on transportation projects

The public has the right to know what the state and its private roadwork partners are up to.

April 3, 2013 | Portland Press Herald

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Back in 2010, the Legislature created an exemption to the state’s right-to-know law that you could drive a truck through.

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A group responds to Peter Vigue, CEO of Cianbro Corp., while he addresses more than 700 people during a public meeting at Foxcroft Academy in […]

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East-West Corridor: Pig in a Poke

Op-Ed by Jane Crosen | February 15, 2013

On January 18, in Eastport and Calais, Cianbro’s program manager Darryl Brown presented the company’s current plans for routing an East-West Corridor through eastern Maine. As with previous promotions, this one was long on vague promises about economic development and avoidance of sensitive areas, but short on maps showing the actual route. Brown’s presentation did, however, reveal enough details for people well acquainted with the downeast landscape to make an educated guess […]

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E/W Alert! Canada to send Tar Sands Oil East, all articles here!

Plus this update: LePage’s private dealings with TarSand companies

Defending Water for Life in Maine and Stop the East-West Corridor members have anticipated exposure of the link between tar-sands oil and the East-West Corridor due to pressure to get the oil from Alberta to east coast ports. Over time their plan has become more clear.

While other environmental groups are focused on opposing the reversal of the Portland-Montreal Enbridge pipeline to transport tar sands from Montreal to Portland, we believe […]

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E/W Alert! Canada to send Tar Sands Oil East, all articles here!

Plus this update: LePage’s private dealings with TarSand companies

Defending Water for Life in Maine and Stop the East-West Corridor members have anticipated exposure of the link between tar-sands oil and the East-West Corridor due to pressure to get the oil from Alberta to east coast ports.

While other environmental groups are focused on opposing the reversal of the Portland-Montreal Enbridge pipeline to transport tar sands from Montreal to Portland, we believe the East-West Corridor is a very viable option […]

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