Category Archives: Bald Mountain Aroostook Maine

LOST ACCOUNTABILITY TO GROUND & SURFACE WATER PROTECTION UNDER MAINE’S MINING STATUTE

Our 2011 Mining Statute effectively exempted mining from a broad legislative standard that applies to all other large scale projects in the state of Maine including those of the state itself and of all the states municipalities. See the testimony … Continue reading

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Bald Mountain Resource Directory Of Past Study & Exploration

Bald Mountain History & Study 1977-1998 This directory , which is still in development, is intended to provide an annotated bibliography with links to all the study of Bald Mountain in Aroostook County Maine since it was first discovered in … Continue reading

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History of Maine’s Mining Laws & Regs and of Bald Mountain The Epicenter

Maine had an important opportunity of national and perhaps global significance to  write the first comprehensive statute and regulations fully translating  the science and technology  of the last two decades  into public policy for metallic mining. Even if we had … Continue reading

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Long Awaited Maine Mining Rules Laughable If Implications Weren’t So Grave

I sent the following to DEP Policy Director, Heather Parent on Friday August 16.  Repy came almost immediately Via Jeff Crawford  that DEP is “not taking comments at this time”.  When contacted by North Cairn, Press Herald Journalist, on Monday, Ms. Parent said … Continue reading

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REPEAL OF MAINE’S MINING STATUE UP FOR ACTION LATER THIS MONTH

Something astonishing is happening in the Maine legislature.  On April 29th at 9:00 AM , LD1059, a bill ,  aptly titled “An Act To Protect Maine’s Environment and Natural Resources Jeopardized by Mining”  will almost certainly result in repeal of … Continue reading

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