"For much of the state of Maine, the environment is the economy"
16 October 2004
QUODDY REGIONAL LAND TRUST
PO Box 49
Whiting, ME 04691
Approved at the October 16, 2004, QRLT Board meeting.
The Quoddy Regional Land Trust Board of Trustees opposes the construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal at Pleasant Point.
Our mission is to conserve and enhance the open space, wildlife, and natural resources heritage of eastern Washington County for the benefit of present and future generations.
The massive scale of this proposed complex in such close proximity to a residential area, the disruption posed by construction of the facility, and the presence of immense tankers laden with potentially hazardous cargo in our coastal waters compel us to vigorously oppose this project.
In addition, the proposed LNG terminal poses a threat to the areas traditional resource based economy. The tankers and their mandated security zone will disrupt and degrade local fisheries and the visual impact of the terminal on this scenic area, as will as its noise and lighting will negatively impact businesses depending on tourism.
The Quoddy Regional Land Trust Board of Trustees urges all regulatory agencies charged with evaluating this project to reject it.
Webmasters note: The above statement text was faxed to us on 5 November 2004 by the Quoddy Regional Land Trust.