Category Archives: BEP

Maine’s Statute & It’s Draft Implementing Rules Score Poorly on Catastrophic Failure Risk Assessment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   September 14, 2016  1333 EST   Contact lindsaynewlandbowker@gmail.com 207 367 5145   RISK OF FAILURE ASSESSMENT OF MAINE MINING STATUTE AND DRAFT IMPLEMENTING RULES Lindsay Newland Bowker, CPCU ARM, Environmental Risk Manager Risk of Catastrophic Failure analysis of … Continue reading

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Historic Rejecton Of Maine DEP’s Extraction Industry Oriented Rules Part of National Push For Responsible

Maine joins Minnesota and Alaska in pushing back against the idea that mining is such a valuable and essential economic endeavor that it warrants lower levels of protection for natural resources than apply to other industries. LD1772 rejected the rules … Continue reading

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MOUNTAIN X: WOULD YOU ISSUE A PERMIT TO THIS MINE

A Clinical Reassessment of Bald Mountain, Aroostook County Maine February 28th, 2014  LD 1772 A Resolution to Reject Maine’s Draft Mining Rules Dear Co-Chairs Boyle and Welsh & Members of the Joint Standing Committee On Environment & Natural Resources: I … Continue reading

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Historic Legislative Rejection of Mining Rule Expected

It seems there is political will to reject Maine’s Mining rules but a glitch in the mining statute requires some housekeeping and most likely also suspension of the 1991 rules until the legislature has rules it can approve. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw0jCpuVRzgEQWcyTjQ3LWMxa2xGWmQwMXowS2F2d0hjU2Fj/edit?usp=sharing It … Continue reading

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LD1750 Propriety Jurisdiction and Free For All On Administrative Procedure

April 21, 2014  The following post speaks to a version of LD1750 that existed at the time this was written.  On a holliday weekend, I sent the content of this post to Senate President Justin Alfond, Jeff McCabe and all … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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