Sep 29, 2008

LURC locked down by earth First! over Plum Creek

Four Maine Earth First!ers are locked down in the office of the Land Use Regulatory Commission, demanding the Land Use Reggers come out and explain how they decided to coddle Plum Creek and blow off the nearly two thousand Mainers opposed to the plumcreeking of Lily Bay and beyond.

Penobscot Bay Blog reached two people on the scene and recorded interviews with them and documented the voices of the locked down and those of the security agencies trying to control the thoroughly muckled situation.

Stay tuned...

Sep 19, 2008

GOM and Pen Bay weather buoys in funding trouble

"Due to a $450,000 shortfall, the Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System (GOMOOS) may have to remove five of the eleven buoys they have currently in Maine and Canadian waters."

Such sad news and wholly indicative of the misguided priorities of the present administration that it is willing to risk the safety and reduce the prosperity of Maine's commercial fishing fleets.
One of those at risk is the West Penobscot Bay buoy

As GOMOOS 's web editor tersely noted "..buoy F will likely be removed during the Fall 2008 deployment. " More details from GOMOOS HERE

Sep 1, 2008

Good and Evil clash on Sears Island

The drama: "Travesty Island," took place Sunday afternoon near the gate at the north end of our publicly owned island. Listen to 'Travesty Island'. Read the script.

A theatrical event in protest of plans to open Sears Island to development and in support of the island's wild nature, Travesty Island takes issue with the decision by Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Islesboro Island Land Trust and Sierra Club's Maine chapter, to support the Baldacci administration plan to designate more than a third of Sears Island as a 'marine transportation area', called by some the Wasumkeag ecological sacrifice zone.

In the pageant, giant "Grim Reaper" figures personifying the forces of industrial sprawl and ecological destruction faced off against a thin line of defenders barring them from the island, led by a Green Knight. Representatives of the island's wild animals and its marine life, its old forests and its fertile ferns and eelgrass beds defended their island home in a green wall.
They triumphed! Nature, in the guise of the goddess Diana, rose from the coffin of Sears Island port plan, resplendent. The porties were vanquished.