Monthly Archives: October 2012

What’s Happening…

PUBLIC HEARING The Searsport Planning Board’s public hearing on the mega-tank is scheduled for the week after Thanksgiving. We received many letters this past week from people that sensed the urgency and felt they could no longer remain silent. All … Continue reading

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NOW IS THE TIME!!!

As we come closer to the Searsport Planning Board’s public hearing on the LPG mega-tank, we need to gather as much evidence as possible to make our case. It’s really now or never to make all the arguments; here is … Continue reading

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Last Monday in Stockton Springs

Many thanks to all assembled, panel and citizens of Stockton Springs and beyond. We had close to 60 people attend the informational meeting.  Residents were concerned and engaged about the safety implications,  traffic, pollution, need for dredging and water supply … Continue reading

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IF THE SEARSPORT LPG TANK IS SO SAFE, WHY IS DCP TAKING EXTRAORDINARY STEPS TO INSULATE ITSELF FROM LIABILITY?

Last Tuesday night, the Searsport Planning Board voted to approve the “DCP Searsport LLC” mega-tank application as complete and set a public hearing date.  The problem is that “DCP Searsport LLC” does not have any right to use Mack Point … Continue reading

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TBNT greets Sen. Susan Collins in Searsport

Tanya Mitchell of the Republican Journal reports of our encounter with Senator Collins Tank opponents bring concerns to Collins By Tanya Mitchell | Oct 09, 2012 Searsport resident Harlan McLaughlin, right, presents a letter outlining his concerns about the Liquefied … Continue reading

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Belfast to Send Searsport Letter

This account by Ben Holbrook of the Republican Journal. Belfast sends letter to Searsport requesting delay on tank ruling Residents fill Council chambers to voice concerns By Ben Holbrook | Oct 11, 2012 Belfast — City councilors voted in favor … Continue reading

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Searsport Planning Board Votes DCP Application complete

Here is Tanya Mitchell’s article in the Republican Journal. Planning Board deems LPG tank application complete Opposition lawyers: What’s in a name? By Tanya Mitchell | Oct 09, 2012 Photo by: Tanya Mitchell Thanks But No Tank and Islesboro Island Trust … Continue reading

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Searsport Planning Board update

The Board voted 5-0 earlier tonight to approve the DCP Midstream application as complete. There was hardly a deliberaton or debate, nor was there public comment allowed before the vote.  In s similar vein, the rules for the public hearing … Continue reading

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Belfast & Searsport Update

IMPORTANT:  SEARSPORT PLANNING BOARD MEETING MONDAY OCTOBER 8. 6:30 PM UPSTAIRS AT UNION HALL IN SEARSPORT. The DCP Midstream application and its completeness are to be taken up.  Attorneys Steve Hinchman and Kim Tucker along with Islesboro Islands Trust’s Steve … Continue reading

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Between Sumatra & Searsport

This week, we have a cautionary story which could apply to the LPG mega-tank project in Searsport. Last Wednesday morning, on the other side of the world, an LPG tanker owned by a Norwegian company, The I.M. Skaugen Co., collided … Continue reading

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