A conversation with Logan Perkins of Maine Earth First! The Irregular recently composed a number of questions for Maine Earth First! based largely on questions and concerns voiced by a number of locals either in person or via our Facebook page. The answers were provided by Logan Perkins who has been active with Maine Earth [...]
Archive for the ‘Wood’ Category
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!
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. [...]
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 [...]
by Meg Gilmartin Maine’s forested lands have historically been owned by multi-national paper and timber corporations, who have always pulled the strings in the state government. Maine’s economy is based upon its history as a resource colony supporting the larger, more developed and more affluent communities of southern New England and beyond. This long history [...]
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 [...]
On the first day of Fall, Maine Earth First! occupied the Land Use Regulatory Commission’s meeting at the Ramada Inn in Bangor, Maine in protest of the agency’s planned approval of Plum Creek’s controversial development proposal in the Moosehead Lake region. Six people were arrested for disrupting the planned vote which gave a green light [...]