Tag Archives: Bald Mountain

Maine’s Pristine Public Lands In Statutory Limbo: Large Scale Metallic Mining On Public Lands Presently Authorized Under Relaxed Environmental Law

Mining, including Metallic Mining, has been allowed by Statute  in Maine back to 1977 under Title 12, the statute that protects and conserves public lands.  Referred to as the “Mining on Public Lands Statute”,  it designates  “Director of Survey ( … Continue reading

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Maybe JD Irving Should Have Spent $1 million Evaluating the Financial Viability of Bald Mountain Instead Of Lobbying the Maine Legislature for Sanction To Pollute Groundwater

Complex CU-Deposit Financial feasibility:Arsenic Limits In Concentrates:Bald Mountain Interesting article on attainability of international concentrate standards on arsenic.  Another perhaps insurmountable challenge,  and certainly a great limitation on possibilities for, Maine’s Bald Mountain where arsenic levels present problems without solutions in other … Continue reading

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IT’S OFFICIAL: STEVEN G. VICK ACKNOWLEDGES ALL TSF’S WILL FAIL

Jack Caldwell, ( who I respect and admire very much not just for his expertise on TSF’s but for his fidelity to advocating for best knowledge, best management in their design, construction, management and closure..for donkeys years.) posted this morning from … Continue reading

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Lessons For Maine Mining Statute & Regulations & Maine’s Bald Mountain in Tailings Dam Failure This Week at Mt. Polley British Columbia and Major Spill at Buenavista Del Cobre on the U.S. Border in Mexico

 Buenavista Del Cobre Photo Common Sense Canadian In the past week there were two major mine spills in international news which highlight the many intentional gaps in Maine’s 2011 statute and regulations  An Aug 4 tailings impoundment breach at Mt. Polley … 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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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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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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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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