Nov 22, 2013

Belfast City Council joins baywide call for EIS study on Searsport megadredge & spoil dump plan

Belfast City Council votes to join other concerned towns around Penobscot Bay in calling for EIS of  Searsport harbor expansion dredge/disposal plan

Listen to the Belfast City Council (8min 30sec) on November 19th  reviewing a
letter from Islesboro's selectboard and then voting to join the chorus of towns around the bay calling for preparation of an Environmental Impact Study on the controversial Searsport Harbor  mega-dredge plan.

Listen to Friends of Penobscot Bay board member Peter Wilkinson speak to the Council in support of their decision to call for an EIS for the project.

Wilkinson pointed out that one of the top concerns is the  release and resuspension of a lobster-choking witches' brew of  mercury and other toxics into the waters of the upper bay, , with predictably severe impacts on lobstering

 Belfast resident Tony Kulik also spoke to the Belfast City Council urging them to send a letter to the  Army Corps of Engineers concerning the dredge spoils threat.

 Media coverage of the City Council meeting.

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