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Oil Spill Being Cleaned Up

| September 1, 2014

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) – The Coast Guard says cleanup is underway following the discovery of an oil spill on an island that’s part of Cape Porpoise, Maine. The Coast Guard says it received the initial report of an oil sheen and oil on the coast of Bickford Island on Sunday. Clean Harbors, an environmental cleanup […]

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Oil Discovered in Aroostook River

| May 19, 2014

A petroleum sheen was discovered Monday on the Aroostook River near the Caribou Dam. According to Nick Archer of the Department of Environmental Protection, the oil discovery was at a culvert that dumps into the river just downstream from the dam. He adds that it was coming from the storm water system and not the […]

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Maine Gets Sewage Funds, But Says it Needs More

| April 24, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine officials say the $29.7 million they’re receiving for wastewater treatment upgrades in seven facilities is a small portion of the more than $1 billion needed for similar projects over the next 20 years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the funding this week. Nationwide, 40 states and Puerto Rico are […]

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House Rejects Proposed Mining Rules

| March 31, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s Democratic-led House has voted to direct the Department of Environmental Protect to re-submit new mining regulations. The House voted 98-39 on Monday in favor of rejecting the regulations drafted by the department and asking it to come up with new rules and submit them to the Legislature by February 2016. […]

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Plans in the Works For Removal of Mill Pond Dam in Washburn

| November 25, 2013

They’re calling it a “significant habitat restoration project” — plans are in the works between the town of Washburn and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to remove the lower dam and the upper berm of the mill pond in town — which would open up almost 30 miles of drainage to Atlantic salmon and […]

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