Monthly Archives: October 2013

JOBS AT BALD MOUNTAIN NEVER THERE:Bowker Associates Provided Saviello, Key Agency Officials & Key Legislators With Hard Evidence in August 2013

Senator Tom Saviello <drtom16@hotmail.com> cc: Joan Welsh <joanwelsh08@gmail.com>,  Ed Mazurek <EdMazurek1@aol.com>,  “Heather Parent, Director Policy, Office of the Commissione , Maine DEP” <heather.parent@maine.gov>,  “Horn-Olsen, Samantha” <Samantha.Horn-Olsen@maine.gov>,  Ralph Chapman <chapmanHD37@gmail.com>,  Ben Chipman <votechipman@gmail.com>,  Emily Cain <emily.cain@gmail.com>,  Katherine Cassidy <katherine.cassidy@gmail.com>,  Jeff McCabe <jeffmccabe4me@gmail.com>, … Continue reading

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Plea To BEP To Not Allow Rehash Of Old Debate & Seek Expert Help on Mining Rule

In testimony today ( October 17,2013), Bowker Associates  called on BEP to not allow a rehash of the debate to date, to hold all commenters to high standards of constructive input, truth and supported statements and to ask an outside expert … Continue reading

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Bowker Associates Calls For immediate Suspension of LUPC Rezoning Reg for Metallic Mining Citing Revelations On Risk at Bald Mountain

Via E-Letter to Nicholas Livesay Executive Director of the Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry  (DACF), dated October 14, 2013, Bowker Associates  has called for an immediate suspension of all rules in effect on sub district rezoning for metallic mining … Continue reading

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MDOT Rail Safety Report Greenwashes/Ducks Unresolved Rolling Pipeline Risks

On ..MDOT released its Rail safety  study directed by Governor Paul LePage immediately after the Lac Megantic tragedy.  The report is a classic of misdirection and green washing completely avoiding the many still unresolved issues of ” rolling pipeline safety” … Continue reading

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Errors & Ommissions Confusions & Vagaries In Just the first 3 sections of the Mining Rule

The following is not final/edited  comment on the Maine mining rule and addresses just  a few examples in just the first 3 sections, Applicability, Prohibitions. and Definitions .  It  is not even complete  for “definitions”.  All is not well between … Continue reading

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A Huge Mistake to Make Last Sessions Failures This sessions Holy Grail on Maine Mining Rules

October 15, 2013  Oh NO!!!! Mc Cabe doesn’t get it yet..and does NRCM???  these legislative recommendations are NO FIX and not well informed http://www.nrcm.org/news_detail.asp?news=6719 *********** Neither LD 1302 or the joint letter from many legislators to DEP requesting that certain … Continue reading

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WORD VERSION OF MAINE’S MINING RULE

Here is a word version of Maine’s mining rule which makes it much easier to review and comment using the search features of word https://docs.google.com/file/d/18EBjibFvkTBbdSLV6dvrP2iXKMCe2ivh_USb287GbBZrW-iokIRZS80aaMTb/edit?usp=sharing. The hearing before BEP is presently scheduled for October 17th, 9am, Augusta Civic center.  Further … Continue reading

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Callahan Mine Superfund Site Information Resources Directory

This directory compiled by Bowker Associates, Science & Research in the Public Interest, Stonington Maine is a compilation of scientific and narrative information on the Callahan Mine in Brooksville Maine which was designated as a Superfund site in 2001 and … Continue reading

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