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Canadian Fisherman Testifies Before Maine Environmental Panel

Laurence Cook, a Canadian lobsterman, testified against the Downeast LNG proposal this week before the Maine Board of Environmental Protection, stating that lobstermen would be negatively impacted by LNG tanker traffic and that the proposed terminal woul
July 19, 2007

Laurence Cook, a Canadian lobsterman, testified against the Downeast LNG proposal this week before the Maine Board of Environmental Protection, stating that lobstermen would be negatively impacted by LNG tanker traffic and that the proposed terminal would by located in a lobster nursery area. Cook, the only Canadian fisherman permitted to speak at the hearing, said he was allowed to address only issues related to the “grey zone,” referring to ”a disputed 200-square-kilometre area south of Grand Manan that both Canadian and American fishermen consider to be under their respective country’s jurisdiction.” The Telegraph-Journal (New Brunswick, Canada) offers further details. [Subscription required]

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