Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Stetson Wind Farm Expansion Approval

Maine Daily News:
"A $60 million expansion of the newly commissioned Stetson wind farm in eastern Maine has won the approval of a Maine regulatory panel's staff, setting the stage for a final vote.

The Land Use Regulation Commission's staff endorsed the 17-turbine project near Danforth in Washington County."

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Suit Over Herring Trawlers

Bangor Daily News:
"A group of Maine fishermen is suing the federal government in an effort to ban herring trawlers from groundfish spawning areas.

The fishermen decided Wednesday to pursue the lawsuit against the United States Department of Commerce, according to an attorney from Earthjustice, a national environmental group that represents the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance of Saco and the Midcoast Fishermen’s Association of Port Clyde."