Mar 31, 2013

Penobscot Bay Report Podcast 3/30/13. Leaded loons, windpower reform

Click here for the 35 minute podcast of the March 30, 2013 Penobscot Bay Report on WRFR Community Radio, Rockland Maine. 
TOPICS 
* Latest prices from Portland Fish Exchange auctions
* 43 second audio of a NOAA ship plowing through the Bay.
* Two public hearings of the Maine legislature: 
(1) LD 730 An Act to ban lead sinkers to protect Maine loons.
(2) LD 247 "An Act To Amend the Law Governing Appeals of Final Agency Action on Applications Concerning Wind Energy Development"
Details  on these hearings below the picture
(1) LD 730 An Act to ban lead sinkers to protect Maine loons. Recorded speakers include:
Senator Haskell sponsor of the bill 
Mark Pocras, veterinarian involved in loon /lead studies 
Ginger Jordan Hillyer, Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine coalition, 
formerly DEP's human toxics expert.

(2) LD 247 "An Act To Amend the Law Governing Appeals of Final Agency Action on Applications Concerning Wind Energy Development"  Recorded speakersSponsor:Senator Linda Valentino
Supporter: Mark Bergeron, MDEP director Land Resource Regulation 
Opponent: Jeremy Payne Maine Renewable Energy Association 
Opponent: Ben Gilman, Maine State Chamber of Commerce.
http://penbay.podomatic.com/entry/2013-03-31T20_04_38-07_00

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