Reports related to the East-West Supercorridor:
Ongoing. East-West Corridor Public Supporters List. Feel free to contact these businesses, associations, and individuals to express your concerns. Or, boycott them.
November/December 2012. Highway Robbery: Public-Private Infrastructure Partnerships by Darwin Bondgraham for Dollars & Sense Magazine
October, 2012. Following the huge drug bust of Malcolm French’s land in Township 37, Keep It Grand, an organization committed to protecting East Grand Lake, published this press release about the connection between Malcolm French and Cianbro.
June 2012. Cianbro’s East West Corridor Presentation (other presentations below)
May, 2012. At What Cost?: A Study of the American Highway System and the Maine East-West Highway Proposal by Brian Philbrook for his undergraduate thesis
April, 2012. Valuing Maine’s Natural Capital by Austin Troy, PhD.
March, 2012. MDOT’s Request for Proposals
Spring, 2012. Peter Vigue’s newer Powerpoint Presentation
November, 2011. Peter Vigue’s Powerpoint Presentation
2009-2011. New Brunswick DOT Traffic Counters Map
December, 2007. Cianbro & Berger’s plan for tollroad. The Berger Group built secured utility corridors for the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan. They help support the Maine transportation lobbying group MBTA that pushed for the 2010 ‘Public Private Partnership’ legislation.
2007. Beginning with Habitat. Conserving Wildlife On and Around Maine’s Roads. A report by Barbara Charry of the Maine Audobon, with support from MDOT.
October, 1999. An Achievable Vision: Seven Steps to Implementing better East-West Transportation in Maine by Governor Angus King
1999, and more. Very valuable! Link to 1999 East-West Studies, emails, all older reports being considered by MDOT and Feasibility Study contractor
To download these reports, access through MDOT via FileZilla. Instructions for downloading FileZilla and accessing these reports are outlined in the MDOT’s Request for Proposals, above. However, in case they’re removed, here are basic instructions. You may also email me and I can send you the files: chris(at)defendingwater(dot)net
January, 1997. Audobon Society’s Conservation Program Plan, including maps of protected areas.
Multiple reports from North Carolina State University’s Center for Transportation and the Environment
Corridor Watch. Challenging the wisdom of the Trans-Texas Corridor (includes report on downside of PPPs)
Lessons from the Trans-Texas Corridor. Private tollroads cost taxpayers more money.
Spectra Energy Watch. Informational video on Eminent Domain and landowner experiences with Spectra.
Great background summary corporate assault on Maine’s environment: Wind, Water, Waste, Wood: The fight against the corporate colonization of Maine’s North Woods
Tar Sands information. Canada’s oil sands. Responsible development, innovation, and opportunity. Email Chris for this: chris(at)defendingwater(dot)net due to technical difficulties.
Maritimes Northeast Pipeline LLC v. ECHO Easement Corridor LLC May 07, 2010 regarding the 2000′ Right of Way on the Stud Mill Road
The Piscataquis Village Project A proposal to create a compact Village of 125 acres, on a site totaling 500 acres, in southern Piscataquis County, Maine.
Railroads? Technically an alternative, but we don’t advocate for them because they are still a tool of corporate power over people and nature, i.e.: Oil Industry Investing in Rail Depots: An Alternative to Keystone