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Fwd: DEP LUPC Metallic Mining Rules adopted without changes

Mon, Apr 15, 2013

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> ——– Original Message ——–
> Subject: DEP LUPC Metallic Mining Rules adopted without changes
> Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 06:25:48 -0500
> From: Kelly Kingsbury <kingsburyk@hotmail.com>
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> *Please forward this email widely*
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> All
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> On April 5th the DEP LUPC approved, without any changes, the 
> mining industry written rules implementing LD 1853 opening up industrial 
> scale open pit mining statewide. Irving Corp. was said that they will 
> begin exploration of the Bald Mountain site as early as June. The 
> permitting process will soon be open statewide and our ability to stop 
> the implementation of issued permits will be next to zero. Maine has 
> officially become a banana republic for the international mining interests.
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> Our last hope at stopping this madness will be the enactment of LD 1059, 
> a bill to repeal LD 1853. It is tentatively scheduled for public hearing 
> on April 29th. If passed it will undoubtedly have to override a LePage 
> veto. That means that senate and house republicans who came to power in 
> the 2010 election will have to vote to override the governor’s veto. We 
> need your help in voicing your opinion to your state legislators and 
> attending the public hearing in late April. This will be our last chance 
> to save Maine from the ravages of industrial scale open pit mining 
> statewide and save Maine’s precious fisheries and wildlife from 
> devastating air and water borne pollution. Please read the below links 
> which explain in detail what has happened.
> 
> Sincerely
> Lew Kingsbury
> organizer for Maine’s Alliance for the Common Good
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> DEP LUPC RULES A 
> DISASTER:http://lindsaynewlandbowker.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/metallic-mining-disaster-looming-from-reckles/
> Briefing on LD1059: 
> http://lindsaynewlandbowker.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/repeal-of-maines-mining-statue-up-for-action-later-this-month/
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