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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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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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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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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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Metallic Mining Disaster Looming From Reckless Mining Rules BY LUPC And DEP

Both DEP and LUPC are about to implement draft rules under specific provisions of Maine’s ill framed lobbyist written metallic mining statute that are nothing short of recklessly irresponsible. Both agencies completely lack experience in mining … Continue reading

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