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Wash. Water Ruling Could Have Far-Reaching Effects, Including Dropping Property Values

Skagit County, Western Wash.

Wash. Dept. of Ecology to hold water rights workshop on Dec. 2 in Mount Vernon.

By Rachel Lerman/Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2013 9:00 am

Potential builders and landowners face a state of limbo as the state Department of Ecology searches for solutions in a water rights battle that has lasted decades.

The battle over water rights in the Skagit River basin reached a plateau Oct. 3 with the state Supreme Court’s ruling against Ecology in a […]

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Democrat David Pearson and GOP Raymond Wallace vie for House District 24 seat

By Rachel Ohm | 10-11-12 | Morning Sentinel

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A Democrat opposed to an east-west highway in northern Maine and an incumbent Republican who wants more information about the project’s impact are competing for a state Legislative seat to represent an area that includes Athens and Harmony.

 

 

Democrat David B. Pearson, 63, of Dexter, faces incumbent Republican Raymond Wallace, 67, also of Dexter, in the race for House District 24 seat, which […]

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Monson residents unanimously pass moratorium to protect against East-West Corridor threat

A great success in Monson towards sending a message about how Mainer’s in the “hollow middle” (Vigue’s term) feel about the proposed East-West Corridor:

Monson residents unanimously endorse east-west highway moratorium, Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Monson highway meeting, WVII Fox, Bangor

 

Passamaquoddy Tribe to create $25M water bottling facility, 96 full-time jobs

By Sharon Kiley Mack, Special to the BDN Posted Nov. 24, 2011

INDIAN TOWNSHIP, Maine — The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township has nearly completed lining up investors for a $25 million water bottling plant, a project that tribal Gov. Joseph Socabasin said will provide 96 full-time, good-paying jobs with benefits.

Socabasin discussed the project this week in the wake of the tribe’s loss at the polls in early November, which blocked plans for […]

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Brewer hires former code enforcement officer as water superintendent

Let’s keep an eye on this guy.

Rodney Butler, the previous code enforcement office, left to briefly work for Nestle and is now returning to Brewer as the water superintendent. Let’s all watch to ensure no sleezy deals go down between the water commodification giant and this nice little city while Butler is in charge. Here’s the article from the Bangor Daily News:

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff Posted Oct. 21, 2011

BREWER, Maine — […]

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Poland Spring issue still boiling

It is unfortunate that you have chosen to give former law Professor Orlando Delogu what appears to be the final word on the issue of large water extractions in the town of Wells. He is long on pronouncements and short on insight, with a narrow lens through which he decides what is good for us and what is not.

Equally inappropriate is your headline for his April 27 column, which continues to muddy the issue of water extraction (“There’s […]

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