Stratton, Maine- At about 8 a.m., Tuesday July 6, at least fifty Earth First! activists blockaded Goldbrook Rd, the access point to the Kibby Mountain wind project outside the town of Stratton, halting the construction of 22 industrial wind turbines on the delicate Alpine ecosystems of Maine’s western boundary mountains. The action comes just before the Land Use Regulation Commission’s (LURC) meeting July 7 to consider a proposal for a similar project on neighboring Sisk Mountain, and on the heels of the national Earth First! Round River Rendezvous, hosted this year by Maine Earth First!
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Tues, June 29th – Tues, July 6th Maine Earth First! is excited to host this year’s Round River Rendezvous. Here are some things we want you to know before coming: About The Site: This year’s rendezvous will be on private land with permission from the landowner. It is a beautiful piece of land on the [...]
WHEN: Monday, May 17th, TIME: 8 AM WHERE: Penobscot County Court House WHAT: Rally in support of remaining defendant facing charges for non-violent protest against LURC’s decision to rezone the North Woods paving way for Plum Creek development. WHY: The Bangor District Attorney dropped the charges opponents of Plum Creek’s proposed development for Moosehead Lake. [...]
Public Hearing Talking Points For Sisk Mountain DEVELOPMENT PERMIT DP 4860 What: Public Hearing on DEVELOPMENT PERMIT DP 4860 for TransCanada to place 15 turbines on Sisk Mountain, located in the Boundary Mountains. When: Evenings of May 11th and 12; beginning at 6pm Where: Sugarloaf Grand Summit Conference Center, 5092 Access Rd., Carrabassett Valley Who: [...]
North Woods Round River Rendezvous! June 29th – July 6th 2010 (directions HERE) In 2004, after the Down East Round River Rendezvous on Donnell Pond, about a hundred Earth First!ers greeted Governor Baldacci at his house to protest plans to build a liquified natural gas facility. After a long campaign, those plans were defeated, for [...]
Wind, Water, Waste, Wood The fight against the corporate colonization of the North Woods Bio-region The mountains, the water, the forests, and the energy of our state are under siege by corporate interests. Maine Earth First! is working in solidarity with community organizations on four distinct campaigns, known as the “4 W’s.” Wind: the fight [...]