Sean Mahoney

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Failure to Act: Letter to Patricia Aho, Commissioner Maine DEP
by Sean Mahoney

Sometimes, the failure to act is as harmful as an act itself. Yesterday, I sent a letter to Patricia Aho, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, whose recent failure to act on water certification standards for Flagstaff Lake has resulted in the state losing its ability to have any say in the matter for the next 25 years. You can access a copy of that letter here, or read it in full below.

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The High Cost of Saving Millinocket’s Mills
by Sean Mahoney

Millinocket, Maine – a town struggling to reshape its economy – deserves good jobs. However, at a closing price of $17 million, and at $250,000 for annual operations, the state’s recent acquisition of the Dolby landfill in East Millinocket has delivered these jobs at a price that is too high and set a precedent that is too dangerous to accept.

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Bowers Mountain Wind Project
by Sean Mahoney

The Land Use Regulatory Commission has begun deliberations on the Bowers Mountain Wind project, which CLF supported as an intervener.  Sean Mahoney presented a closing statement in support of the project  (Sean Mahoney Closing Statement 10-5-11) which built upon the testimony of Abigail Krich (Abigail Krich Direct Testimony 6-10-11 and Dr. Cameron Wake (Dr. Cameron Wake…