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Maine DEP denies water quality certification for Shawmut dam, encourages Brookfield to reapply following federal evaluation

On July 29, Maine DEP drafted a denial without prejudice for Brookfield’s Water Qualification Certification request for the Shawmut dam and issued the following press release: On July 15th, 2022, the National Marine Fisheries Service requested a 90-day extension from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to consider additional information related to fish passage in the …

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Sen. Lawrence: Let’s save both the Atlantic salmon and the Shawmut Dam

Keeping a hydroelectric dam on the Kennebec River would be good for the environment and the economy. Maine has adopted a bold climate change strategy which has been embraced by the governor, the Legislature and the people. At its core is to convert Maine’s energy consumption away from fossil-based fuels to renewable energy.  This change …

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SFI Approved Wood Measurements training

The Approved Wood Measurements training, sponsored by the University of Maine and the SFI implementation committee, was offered on July 21st and 22nd. Without this type of training, anyone wishing to become a licensed scaler in Maine would be required to apprentice under a licensed scaler for two years before being eligible to take a …

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Sen. Collins: Wood Pellets: An opportunity to lower heating costs and support Maine’s forest products industry

With inflation at a 40-year high, the soaring cost of virtually everything, from groceries to gasoline, is a growing crisis. The skyrocketing price of energy in particular is causing hardships by straining family budgets and increasing costs at every step of the supply chain. Mainers are also concerned about the rapidly rising cost of home …

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Mills asks Congress to delay action on Golden’s tribal equality bill

The measure would allow Maine tribes to benefit from new federal laws and programs, but the governor says the nature of Maine’s 1980 land claims settlement means any changes should be negotiated with the state. Gov. Janet Mills has asked a congressional committee to delay action on a bill sponsored by Rep. Jared Golden of …

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Welcome, Dove Tail Bat Company

Please join us in welcoming Paul Lancisi from Dove Tail Bat Company as the newest member of the Maine Forest Products Council! Dove Tail Bats produces approximately 30,000 high quality baseball bats each year in Shirley, Maine. They are certified to sell to pro players and have the privilege of having three baseball bats entered …

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