Sean Mahoney

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Changing Tides in Maine’s Election
by Sean Mahoney

Tides in Maine vary enormously along the coast – tides along the sandy southern coast in York range between 5 to 7 feet while the tides in Eastport range from 18 – 21 feet. This week’s election results in Maine were more like the Eastport tides than the ones in York. Maine is the first…

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The East-West Highway Hits a Speed Bump
by Sean Mahoney

The concept of a private East-West highway that would cut across Maine is a proposal that CLF has had significant reservations about, for various reasons, since its inception. Recent events and discussion have only heightened those reservations. The East-West Highway has been an on-again, off-again proposal since at least 1937. The concept last came under…

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Déjà vu all over again on the St. Croix River
by Sean Mahoney

As mentioned in prior posts here and here, CLF’s lawsuit to reopen the St. Croix River to alewives resulted in this letter from EPA agreeing that the Maine Alewife Law violated water quality standards for the St. Croix. Yesterday, the Maine Attorney General responded to that letter here and the response is disappointing to say…

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Biking More, Driving Less, in Portland, Maine
by Sean Mahoney

I felt like thumping my chest last week after reading an article in the Portland Press Herald about the decline in the number of cars registered here in Portland and the increasing number of people who are getting to and from work by bus, bike or foot. Ours is a small office (4 full time…

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Alewives in Maine Make Headway on the St. Croix
by Sean Mahoney

Pressure is building to reopen the St. Croix River to the alewife, a critical forage fish. Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a letter adopting the recommendations made in our lawsuit seeking to restore alewives, a key forage and bait fish, to the St. Croix River.

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The Last Remaining LNG Site: Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine
by Sean Mahoney

For some reason, the folks behind the last remaining proposed LNG import facility on the East Coast, Downeast LNG, are still pursuing their license from FERC to build a liquefied natural gas terminal on the shores of Passamaquoddy Bay here in Maine. And even more perplexing, FERC is still willing to spend time and resources…