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Op-Ed about EWC and TPP

Fisherman’s Voice Op-Ed May 2015, author unknown

 

LePage action abrupt, hurtful to tribes

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The governor’s recission of the 2011 executive order that had put the state and Maine’s tribes on equal footing is disturbing. BY CARTER E. CATES | SPECIAL TO THE TELEGRAM

INDIAN ISLAND — I am a Native person. I was born into the Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe, and take an affirmed pride in my culture and my people.

I have lived in Maine for 29 years and eternally love this state. Until […]

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More corruption in economic development planning & spending

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Payday at the mill How sophisticated financiers used a Maine investment program they devised to wring millions of dollars in risk-free returns at taxpayer expense. BY WHIT RICHARDSON STAFF WRITER wrichardson@pressherald.com | @whit_richardson | 207-791-6463 | April 19, 2015 First of two parts: read part two here.

Sometime this year, the state of Maine will cut two checks worth a total of $2.8 million and mail them to out-of-state investors. […]

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Maine Voices: The real road to nowhere would be the east-west corridor

It’s time the state realizes this would be the surest path to environmental and economic degradation.

BY CHRIS BUCHANAN | SPECIAL TO THE PRESS HERALD | April 2, 2015

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BELGRADE — The proposed east-west transportation, communications and utility corridor has raised important questions regarding the state’s transportation policy.

Two bills have been introduced by Maine legislators to ensure the proper role for the state in transportation planning, maintenance and development, without increasing regulations or […]

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Maine Woods Forever awards include young EWC filmmaker

March 19, 2015 | Morning Sentinel / Kennebec Journal

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Winthrop’s Mathias Deming, Katahdin Area Council Boys Scouts of America winners of first Teddy Roosevelt award

UNITY — Maine Woods Forever has announced the first-ever recipients of the Teddy Roosevelt Maine Conservation Award, a youth-oriented award created to recognize young people and youth groups whose efforts are in the spirit of Roosevelt’s conservation ethic and achievements. This award recognizes what Maine’s youth are doing to […]

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Maine to sue EPA over tribal water pollution decision

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The state contests the agency’s authority to order stricter pollution limits to ensure sustenance fishing is safe. By Colin Woodard Staff Writer | Portland Press Herald cwoodard@pressherald.com | @WoodardColin | 207-791-6317

Maine plans to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a ruling intended to ensure that members of Maine’s Indian tribes can safely eat large quantities of fish for sustenance.

The move, disclosed in a letter this […]

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LTE by Tod Cheney, Maine at a Crossroads

Posted Feb. 27, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

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Maine at crossroads

I agree with Doug Thomas ( BDN column, Feb. 19) about one thing — a new Maine economy is going to have to come from Maine people. However, many ideas for development expressed in the pages of this paper of late, positioning Maine to take advantage of extractive industries in the North, building an east-west highway, […]

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Mainebiz magazine promotes Peter Vigue and EWC

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February 23, 2015 | Mainebiz

Like the real estate motto, Maine offers location, location, location BY PETER VAN ALLEN

During hard times or hard winters, Maine and Mainers chug along. Yet there are always those asking how Maine can grow and prosper.

Recently, I had an interesting conversation with Peter Vigue, chairman of the Pittsfield-based Cianbro Cos., the largest construction firm based in Maine, with $530 million in annual sales and […]

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Doug Thomas’s pro-EWC op-ed

Our economy won’t improve if we reject development Link to Original Article By Doug Thomas, Special to the BDN Posted Feb. 19, 2015, at 1:09 p.m.

We all know Maine is a poor state. We’re told how high food stamp rates are, how many of our children need free lunch at school and all the other measures of poverty. I deliver firewood all over central Maine, and I see the consequences of our dismal economy every day. You […]

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Maine Voices: State should drop lawsuit that would grab river from Penobscot Nation

The Penobscots are an ancient river-based people. Taking away their waterway is cultural theft.

FRYEBURG — In 2012, then-Attorney General William Schneider, on behalf of the state of Maine, initiated a dubious claim against the Penobscot Nation, challenging their rights to the river water on their reservation. The Penobscot were left no choice but to defend their territory through legal channels.

Schneider’s successor, Janet Mills, is continuing the litigation process with the backing of powerful corporate […]

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