Tux Turkel - May 5, 2021
More than 60 commercial fishermen and their supporters testified Tuesday in favor of a bill that would block any attempt to develop offshore wind projects anywhere along the Maine coast.
The bill would prohibit any state agency from permitting or approving any offshore wind energy project regardless of its location. It was introduced by Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham, R-Winter Harbor, a commercial fisherman, and co-sponsored by eight other…Continue
Posted on May 6, 2021 at 7:30am — 3 Comments
May 3 - By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press - pressherald.com
Sprawling wind farms located off the coast. Hydropower transmission lines that cut through some of America’s most beloved forests and rivers. Solar megaprojects of unprecedented size.
As President Biden’s administration plans to fight climate change by weaning the nation off fossil fuels, these large-scale renewable energy projects are the source of conflict within a seemingly unlikely group:…Continue
Posted on May 4, 2021 at 5:00am — 2 Comments
Littell seems to be stuck in Augusta's revolving door.
.....................to meet growing demand for expertise on climate-related law and regulation.
Bernstein Shur, a firm based in Portland with more than 125 attorneys, announced the new practice Thursday on Earth Day with members of the multidisciplinary team led by shareholder David Littell as chair.
He told Mainebiz the initiative came from a couple of members of the firm's board after noticing that climate…Continue
Posted on April 23, 2021 at 12:56pm — 6 Comments
By Laurie Schreiber
Leaders in the lobster fishing industry are planning a “Protect the Gulf of Maine” rally in Augusta next week to highlight issues related to the development of offshore wind power.
“The fishermen are not opposed to renewable energy,” Virginia Olsen, a fourth-generation Stonington lobster fisherman who sits on the Maine Lobstering Union-Local 207 executive board, told Mainebiz by email. “But we are fighting for our iconic Maine way of life; not just our…Continue
Posted on April 22, 2021 at 9:00pm — 10 Comments