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Anacortes Mayor Gere Wants Open and Transparent Government

Alliance for Democracy note: Mayor Laurie Gere defeated incumbent Mayor Dean Maxwell, 62 percent to 38 percent of the vote. Mayor Maxwell had promoted a water agreement with Tethys Enterprises in order to build the largest bottling plant in North America, which would have been entitled to five million gallons of water per day. The bottling plant had been a hot issue that worked against the vote for Mayor Maxwell.

Mayor Gere ready with plan for 2014

First-Year Outlook [...]

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Q&A: High Court Wades Into Logging’s Muddy Waters

The Supreme Court Monday heard arguments in a case that looks at the regulation of muddy water that flows off logging roads. The case was originally filed in Oregon, by an environmental group that said logging roads in state forests were violating the Clean Water Act.

EarthFix journalist Amelia Templeton has been following the case and joins me now.

Beth: So, the regulation of muddy logging roads sounds like a pretty obscure legal issue. Why are environmental groups following this [...]

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2011 Earthquake Linked to Groundwater Extraction – 2 articles

Manmade quakes: Spanish 2011 deadly tremor caused by water extraction – study Deadly 2011 earthquake linked to groundwater extraction

By Deborah Zabarenko | Posted 2012/10/21 at 5:47 pm EDT

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2012 (Reuters) — An earthquake that killed nine people in Spain last year may have been triggered by decades of pumping water from a nearby natural underground reservoir, suggesting human activities played a role in moving Earth’s crust, scientists reported on Sunday.

The study [...]

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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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Feds Fund Effort To Cool Northwest Waters With Credit Trading

In the not so distant future, farmers and private landowners in the Pacific Northwest could be paid to plant trees to generate shade in watersheds that fail to meet cold water standards for salmon.

Two conservation groups, The Freshwater Trust and The Willamette Partnership, have worked with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to develop a credit market for reducing water temperature in Oregon.

Now the groups have received $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of [...]

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E/W Corridor proponent Doug Thomas asks LePage to slow down feasibility study

Don’t be fooled, they are trying to sweep it under the rug before the November elections.

East-west highway proponent asks LePage to slow down feasibility study

by Christopher Cousins, BDN | August 13, 2012

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AUGUSTA, Maine — Concern about whether the construction of an east-west highway through rural central Maine would require the taking of private and public land has prompted a longtime supporter of the project to ask Gov. Paul LePage to slow [...]

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Eastern Region Informational Meeting this Sunday!

This Sunday!

August 12th at 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Stop The East-West Corridor Coalition

Will hold an Eastern Region Informational Meeting

at the Penobscot Nation Community Building Gymnasium

12 Wabanaki Way, Indian Island

 

The public is invited to attend. Information will be provided about the proposed East-West Highway (a 220-mile privately owned, toll highway from Calais to Coburn Gore). Coalition members will share information, concerns, and suggestions for getting involved [...]

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Stop the East-West Corridor Coalition members in the New York Times!

New York Times, August 4, 2012 | By

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Plan to Speed Travel With Toll Road in Maine Hits a Nerve

Chris Becker for The New York Times

Ross Ludders of Charleston, Me., rotating dairy cows into a new grazing area at Clovercrest farm.

CHARLESTON, Me. — Central Maine is so vast and so empty, with so few roads, that it has given rise [...]

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Truth TV: East-West Corridor Coverage Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMJ2qTDwFNo

E/W Corridor: Chris’s Writeup & Media Coverage from May 31

Stop the E/W Corridor hosts public rally and soapbox before Vigue presentation at Foxcroft Academy

by Chris Buchanan | June 3, 2012

We’ve waited to see how the mainstream media would cover the May 31 event at Foxcroft Academy, where the Dover Foxcroft board of selectmen and town manager hosted Peter Vigue for a public presentation on the E/W Corridor project from 6-9pm. Beforehand, the newly formed statewide coalition, Stop the East-West Corridor, hosted a public rally and soap box [...]

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