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Passamaquoddy
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US
Department of Energy
Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Natural Gas [Consumption] Navigator
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Department of Transportation (DOT)
Maritime Administration (MARAD)
Deepwater Port Licensing - LNG & Oil
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Homeland Security
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White House
Legislation, Statutes & Agreements
State/Provincial
Maine
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Municipal
St. Andrews, NB, Canada

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LNG-related Organizations & Sites


National

United States >
Americans Against Fracking
Beyond Extreme Energy
        Stop the FERCus. Clean energy NOW.
Environmental Action
Fix FERC
Make the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Safe for Americans.

Regional — East Coast of US & Canada

North & East of Gulf of Maine & Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada >
Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP)
A means of mobilizing local Canadian Atlantic coastal communities to address their own environmental and developmental challenges. (See "St. Croix Estuary Project.")
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Gulf of Maine & States/Provinces — NS, NB, ME, NH & MA

| Gulf of Maine |
| Bay of Fundy |
| Quoddy (Passamaquoddy Bay) — :: Sipayik (Passamaquoddy Tribe) :: Maine :: New Brunswick |
| Nova Scotia |
| South of Bay of Fundy — :: New Hampshire :: Massachusetts |
  • Gulf of Maine

Gulf of Maine Council on the Environment
Gulfwatch Contaminants Monitoring Program
Contaminants > Nitrogen
Environmental Indicators >
Nitrogen concentrations in coastal waters
Stop LNG Exports from Northeastern US (Facebook page)
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  • Bay of Fundy (US, Passamaquoddy, Canada)

Quoddy (Passamaquoddy Bay)

| Sipayik | Maine | New Brunswick |

  • Sipayik (Passamaquoddy at Pleasant Point)

Passamaquoddy Tribe >
Sipayik / Pleasant Point Reservation
Passamaquoddy First Nation >
Qonasqamkuk / St. Andrews >
St. Croix Scoodic Band

Nulankeyutomonen Nkihtahkomikumon
("We Take Care of Our Land")

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  • Maine

Save Passamaquoddy Bay - Robbinston
Sierra Club — Maine Chapter >
LNG History
LNG Links
Penobscot Bay
Penobscot Bay Watch
Maine LNG Watch
LNG-Freedom of Information Act documents
Harpswell >
Save Casco Bay, Inc.
Fishing Families for Harpswell Discussion Forum
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  • New Brunswick

Google Groups Canada:
Quoddy
Bay of Fundy Connection
LNG, Gas & Oil
LNG Newsfeed — Passamaquoddy Bay
LNG Newsfeed — Saint John, NB
Charlotte County Guide (NB)
(See "Maine & New Brunswick > Bay of Fundy > Charlotte County > Charlotte County Guide")
Fog Journal
Photographic record of fog near Head Harbour Passage, Campobello Island, NB
New Brunswick > Charlotte County
Charlotte County Guide
LNG Bulletin Board (ME & NB)
(See "Maine & New Brunswick > Bay of Fundy > Charlotte County Guide > LNG Bulletin Board")
Ganong Nature Park
New Brunswick > Fredericton >
Conservation Council of New Brunswick
 
180 St. John Street, Fredericton, NB, E3B 4A9
(506) 458-8747    Fax: (506) 458-1047
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Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia >
Halifax >
Ecology Action Centre

LNG & Petrochemical Facilities

Save the Bay of Fundy

Dedicated to saving the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia

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Massachusetts >
Massachusetts Pipeline Awareness Network (MassPLAN)

Boston >

Boston Fire Department
Training Photographs

Why water is not an effective extinguishing agent for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fires

Using extinguishers to extinguish a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) fire

Applying fog spray on a natural gas fire

Coalition for an LNG Solution
(North End, Charlestown, Chelsea, Winthrop, and East Boston)
Fall River >

Coalition for Responsible Siting of LNG Facilities

Rhode Island >

FANG — Fighting Against Natural Gas

Narragansett Bay >

Massachusetts & Rhode Island >

Save the Bay

LNG

Town of Jamestown
LNG Threat Committee

Save Bristol Harbor

Save Mount Hope Bay

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South of Gulf of Maine (US)

  • Narragansett Bay — Massachusetts & Rhode Island

Narragansett Bay >

Massachusetts & Rhode Island >

Save the Bay

LNG

Town of Jamestown
LNG Threat Committee

Save Bristol Harbor

Save Mount Hope Bay

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  • Rhode Island

FANG (Fighting Against Natural Gas)

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  • New York & New Jersey

No LNG Coalition
Opposing Liberty Natural Gas's Port Ambrose LNG import terminal offshore from both NY and NJ
  • Pennsylvania

Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Facebook page
  • Maryland

Chesapeake Bay >
  • We Are Cove Point
    Cove Point, Lusby, Maryland, citizens working to stop fracked LNG exports from Dominion Cove Point LNG
Georgia > Savannah >
Citizens for a Safe Secure Savannah
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Regional — Carribean

reEarth: Protecting Our Planet
Say No to LNG in the Bahamas Petition
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Regional — Gulf of Mexico (US & Mexico)

Alabama >
Mobile > Mobile Bay Watch
Texas >
Brownsville >
Save RGV from LNG
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Regional — West Coast (US, Canada, Mexico)

Ratepayers for Affordable Clean Energy (RACE)

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* Anti-LNG efforts
  • Howe Sound
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Longview

Landowners and Citizens For a Safe Community

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Columbia Estuary

Coos Bay

Grants Pass

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Eureka

Long Beach

Oxnard

  • Tim Riley Law

LNG Danger to Our Community 
LNG Breaking News from timrileylaw.com

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US Territories


Non-US/Non-Canadian

reEarth: Protecting Our Planet
Say No to LNG in the Bahamas Petition
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National / International

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

Coalition for Responsible Siting of LNG Facilities

Energy Justice Network
Natural Gas Health and Environmental Hazards
ExxonMobil-Solidarity: LNG Press
Globe Foundation of Canada
The business of the environment online
LNG Law Blog
Source for LNG Developments in North American Law, Policy, and News
LNG Terminal Siting Standards Organization
Leadership in advocating government adoption of SIGTTO best practices as minimum standards
No LNG.net
Organizations battling inappropriate LNG development
Pipeline Safety Trust
Safe Pipelines newsletter
Public Citizen
Contributions to Federal Candidates, plus Lobbying Expenditures by LNG Developers Since 2001
UK P&I Club(Protection & Insurance, marine-related)
Loss Prevention > Carefully to Carry(periodical)
Issue 8 (2005 Feb)
Witherbys Seamanship International

(See also Literature > Books & Bookstores > Witherbys Publishing Online Bookstore)

  • All LNG terminals in the world
    Google Map aerial views:
Yahoo Groups : LNG Safety
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Scientists

James A. Fay [Deceased*], Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, MIT
LNG safety expert

* Died 2015 June 2.

Jerry Havens, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Chemical Hazards Research Center, University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas Faculty

Research Frontiers’ article, "LNG Research"

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (magazine of global security news & analysis)

"LNG: Safety in science" article, 2004 January / February

James Venart [Deceased*], Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Emeritus Honorees
Fire and Explosion expert

* Died 2015 July 19.

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Democracy

Public Citizen

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Education

Maine
Eastport
Edmunds Township
Fire & Public Safety Education

Maine

  • Eastport

The Boat School

Career-oriented education in boat construction, maintenance and repair in boatyards, marinas and in yacht construction.
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  • Edmunds Township

Cobscook Community Learning Center (CCLC)

Experiential learning, using natural surroundings, cultures and traditions, and the arts.
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Energy

Energy Information Administration
Converting Energy Units
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American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
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ABS Consulting
  • Offshore ports & terminals
  • Consulting to government

Alaska Support Industry Alliance

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

(Ship Classification Society)

Technical Bulletins

American Gas Foundation
An independent source of information, research, and programs on energy and environmental issues that affect public policy, with an emphasis on natural gas.
Atlantic Coast LNG (LNG Conference)
Bear Head LNG
Point Tupper, Richmond County, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Downeast LNG [Also see our LNG Developers page]
  • Dean Girdis
    • Director Gas & Power, PFC Energy
      & President of Downeast LNG  
Mustang Engineering, L.P.
Northeast Energy [DEFUNCT] [Also see our LNG Developers page]
Formerly known as:
Calais LNG
St. Croix Development
St. Croix Consulting
BP Consulting LLC
This project was the second LNG terminal project application ever to be dismissed by FERC. It was dismissed for failing to answer FERC's technical questions for one year.
  • Ian Emery, Maine State Rep. (R-Cutler) 2004–2008. Calais LNG started in 2005, while he was in a position to vote in the Maine Legislature on issues affecting Calais LNG.
Quoddy Bay LLC [Defunct] [Also see our LNG Developers page]

The company attempted to put an LNG receiving terminal at:

  1. Gleason Cove, Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Reservation (Sipayik), adjacent to Perry, Maine, with an 8-mile undersea cryogenic LNG pipeline northward in Western Passage of Passamaquoddy Bay to storage tanks in Robbinston, ME;
  2. Split Rock, adjacent to Maine Route 190 and the causeway at Pleasant Point, with a 1-mile cryogenic undersea LNG pipeline beneath Half Moon Cove to storage tanks and regasification facilities in Perry. The LNG pipeline would also have crossed beneath Route 190 and beneath a town road in Perry on its way to the storage tanks.

This project was the first LNG terminal project application ever to be dismissed by FERC. It was dismissed for failing to answer FERC's technical questions for one year.

Single Buoy Moorings, Inc.
Makers of floating storage and regasification units, and cryogenic offshore offloading and loading terminals used for mooring offshore LNG terminals.
Smith Cogeneration [Also see our LNG Developers page]

Donald Smith executive biography
The "front man" for defunct Quoddy Bay LLC (above)

Society of International Gas Terminal & Tanker Operators (SIGTTO)
Non-profit gas-industry organization with membership consisting of over 90% of the world's LNG capacity. SIGTTO establishes best practices standards for the gas/LNG industry, and has available over 50 publications on those standards.
SIGTTO Membership List
Publications

Site Selection and Design for LNG Ports and JettiesThe publication demonstrating Downeast LNG's numerous violations of SIGTTO terminal siting best safe practices.

LNG Operations in Port Areas

WhisprWave
Makers of small craft barriers for LNG tankers, plants, and terminals
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Environment, Health & Safety


Conservation & Land Trusts

Maine

Whiting

Downeast Coastal Conservancy
(Quoddy Regional Land Trust has merged with Downeast Coastal Conservancy)
Passamaquoddy Bay-area land trust.
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Other Environmental Organizations

American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Conferences & Workshops
Center for Biological Diversity
The Center for Biological Diversity works through science, law, and creative media to secure a future for all species, great or small, hovering on the brink of extinction.
Environment, Health & Safety Online
How to Respond to Chemical Spills:
Cryogenic Gases: Water, foam, and fog cannot extinguish a cryogenic fire.

See (on this page):
Government — Federal > Government — US > US Department of Transportation > Office of Hazardous Materials Safety

Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
An international professional chemical engineering membership organization.
Publications
Training
Articles/Papers
BP Process Safety Series
Maine Environmental News
National Environmental Trust
Environmental problems and how they affect our health and quality of life.
Public Citizen
See Public Citizen entry under Democracy
Public Justice
America’s public interest law firm.
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Environmental Photography

Underwater

Marine Life of Passamaquoddy Bay
Striking images of the underwater world in Passamaquoddy Bay.
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Environment-Economy Studies

MIT Project on Environmental Politics & Policy
The Economic Impact of Environmental Regulation (1995)
Adobe PDF documentEnvironmentalism and Economic Prosperity: An Update (1993)
Adobe PDF documentEnvironmental Protection and Economic Development in New England (1993)
Adobe PDF documentEnvironmentalism and Economic Prosperity: Testing the Environmental Impact Hypothesis (1992)
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News Media

See also News Media > Energy

Downstream Today
Fish Net Daily News
Indian Country Today
LNG Buzz
Maine Environmental News
Maine Public Radio
MaineToday.com
Portland Press Herald online
Natural Gas Intelligence
Pine Tree Watchdog
  • Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
WERU FM Radio — 89.9 Blue Hill / 102.9 Bangor
  • RadioActive — grassroots environmental & social justice news radio journal aired on WERU.
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Bangor Daily News

491 Main Street, PO Box 1329
Bangor, ME 04402-1329
(207)990-8000
Toll-Free From Maine: 1-800-432-7964

Courier Weekend

See The Saint Croix Courier, below.)

Fishermen's Voice, The

One Wing Publishing, Inc.
PO Box 253, Gouldsboro, Maine  04607
(207)963-7195

Indian Country Today

3059 Seneca Turnpike
Canastota, NY 13032
(888)327-1013

Quoddy Tides, The

123 Water St., PO Box 213
Eastport, Maine 04631
(207)853-4806

Saint Croix Courier / Courier Weekend

47 Milltown Boulevard
St. Stephen, NB
(506) 466-3220

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The Cutting Edge
Brings together some of the biggest names in enterprise and investigative journalism and advocacy journalism.
Downstream Today
LNG Buzz
The Oil Drum
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White Papers

VanNess Feldman Attorneys at Law

Adobe PDF documentLNG: FERC Asserts Control; CPUC Questioned Historic Oversight Authority (PDF document, 3 pages, Jun 2004)

LNG Terminal Siting Standards Organization (incorporated into Save Passamaquoddy Bay)
LNG safety & need: NEPA & states trump FERC (2008 Mar 26)
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Literature

Documents & Reports

LNG
Algerian LNG Plant Explosion Fact Sheet prepared by California Energy Commission Staff
Oil Tanker Posavina’s single-hull ruptured by tug in Chelsea Creek, Boston Harbor — 8 June 2000

MA DEP site — go down page to
"Specific Sites > Posavina Oil Tanker"

Overall Spill & Cleanup Pictures

Photo of Hole in Hull

Gov’t Barriers to Reporting on Hazards of a proposed LNG terminal

Adobe PDF document"Government Studies Vanish From Reporters’ View", by Bill Finch, environment editor for the Mobile Register (PDF file)

An account of the US Department of Energy withholding LNG hazard and risk reports.
Published Summer 2004 by The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University
Nieman Reports, Vol. 58 No. 2 — "The Energy Beat: Words and Reflections: War and Terror," Pages 20 – 22

Irving Oil Saint John, NB, LNG Terminal Environmental Impact Statement, "Liquefied Natural Gas Marine Terminal & Multi-Purpose Pier"

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency page containing links to separate PDF files for each section of the document. This PDF document is over 740 pages long.

PDF fileState of the Markets Report 2009, Item No.: A-3 — FERC, 2010 Apr 15

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Natural Gas Pipelines

PDF fileKnowing and Protecting Your Rights When an Interstate Gas Pipeline Comes to Your Community: A Legal and Practical Guide for States, Local Government Units, Non-Governmental Organizations and Landowners on How the FERC Pipeline Certification Process Works and How You Can Participate, by The Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant; Washington, DC; 2010 May 17 (PDF; 1.03 MB).

Alternate Download

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Books & Bookstores

"High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis," by Julian Darley
"Natural Gas in Crisis: How Power Companies Can Keep The Lights On," by Peter R. Savage, 2005 Nov.
Whitherbys Publishing Online Bookstore

Shipping Publications: Tankers Gas ,LPG & LNG (Over 40 publications)

(See also LNG-related Organizations & Sites > National / International > Seamanship International)

Zeus Development Corporation / LNG Express

LNG Receiving and Regasification Terminals (Updated Edition) US$997.00 each

This Book Report’s Table of Contents (available free at link shown) shows what is involved in all aspects of the LNG industry.
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Government


Government — Tribal/First Nation

Joint Tribal Council

Passamaquoddy Indian Township Reservation

Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point Reservation - Sipayik
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Passamaquoddy First Nation at Qonasqamkuk

St. Croix Schoodic Band of Passamaquoddy,
Passamaquoddy Recognition Group Inc.

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Government — Federal

Government — Canada
Government — US

Environment

Irving Oil Saint John, NB, LNG Terminal Environmental Impact Statement

Natural Resources Canada

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Energy

National Energy Board

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US Department of Energy (DOE)

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy Information Administration
Official Energy Statistics
Natural Gas
Natural Gas Navigator (Compare Gas Consumption Data)
International
International Natural Gas and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Imports and Exports
Country Analysis Briefs
Canada

Natural Gas

United States

Natural Gas

Mexico

Natural Gas

Caribbean

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

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Office of Fossil Energy (OFE)

Office of Fossil Energy

Natural Gas Import & Export Regulation

Analyses & Reports — Reports & Analysis, General Information

Key Publications — Quarterly Reports, LNG Monthly & Annual Reports

LNG Exporting Studies
  1. EIA Analysis, 2012 Jan (PDF; 2.48 MB)
  1. NERA Economic Consulting Analysis, 2012 Dec 3 (PDF; 4 MB)
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

FERC — Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

LNG Overview

LNG-related links, beginning with "What is LNG...?"

Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) — LNG Projects

PDF fileState of the Markets Report 2009, Item No.: A-3 — FERC, 2010 Apr 15

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US Department of Transportation (DOT)

  • Office of Pipeline Safety (See PHMSA, below)

Stakeholder Communications
Public Meetings & Documents
Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2000)
Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2000)
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US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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US Homeland Security

US Coast Guard (USCG)
Publications

"Proceedings"

LNG special issue, 2005 Fall (Vol. 62, No. 3)

Captain of the PortMaine
Homeport (internet portal)

Maritime Security

Office of Operating & Environmental Standards
Deepwater Ports Standards
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US White House

Council on Environmental Quality

Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force

Public Comment Submission Form
[Comment Deadline: 2009 Oct 10]

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US Federal Legislation, Statutes & Agreements

Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972
Coastal Zone Protection Act of 1996
Deep Water Port Act of 1974
Navigation and Navigable Waters /
Code of Federal Regulations Title 33

Department of Transportation — LNG

Interagency Agreement among the...

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • United States Coast Guard
  • Research and Special Programs Administration

...for the Safety and Security Review of Waterfront Import / Export Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities

Legislation — Proposed
Preempts State & Local LNG permitting requirements
(H.R. 4413 — Liquefied Natural Gas Import Terminal Development Act of 2004)
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Government — State/Provincial

Maine, USA

Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics & Election Practices
Maine Department of Public Safety
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Maine Board of Environmental Protection
Maine Governor

Gov. John Baldacci (in office 2003–2011)

Gov. Paul LePage (in office 2011–)
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Nova Scotia, Canada

Nova Scotia's LNG Opportunity
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Government — Municipal

St. Andrews, NB, Canada

Proclamation against LNG in Passamaquoddy Bay
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