Feds Agree That Removal of Kennebec Dams Is Unnecessary

By Sen. Brad Farrin For almost everything in nature and the environment, the key is balance. A balance of warm sun and regular rain makes things grow. Trees balance the air we breathe by turning carbon dioxide into oxygen. Likewise, we must strike a reasonable balance between human activity and its impact on the natural … Continue reading Feds Agree That Removal of Kennebec Dams Is Unnecessary

We Need Cooperation and Tempered Rhetoric on Kennebec Dams

By Sen. Scott Cyrway Having read Amy Calder’s June 22 story regarding fish restoration on the Kennebec River, I applaud the cooperative effort of all those involved in the activities at the Lockwood Dam on June 15. We need more of this. From the story, it appeared that Brookfield Renewable, the facility owner, worked together with … Continue reading We Need Cooperation and Tempered Rhetoric on Kennebec Dams

A Key Step Necessary to Remove Kennebec Dams Is Now Done

By Sen. Scott Cyrway Last week, the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) closed the public comment period for a rule-making that amends the state’s comprehensive plan for the management of the Kennebec River. Having done so, nothing now stands in the way of DMR following through on their promise to submit this amendment to … Continue reading A Key Step Necessary to Remove Kennebec Dams Is Now Done

A Key Step Necessary to Remove Kennebec Dams Is Now Done

By Sen. Brad Farrin Last week, the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) closed the public comment period for a rule-making that amends the state’s comprehensive plan for the management of the Kennebec River. Having done so, nothing now stands in the way of DMR following through on their promise to submit this amendment to … Continue reading A Key Step Necessary to Remove Kennebec Dams Is Now Done

Maine Lawmaking Continues Through the Pandemic

by Senator Rick Bennett It was a busy two-day legislative session in mid-March. Two items were of particularly noteworthy in the Maine Senate.  First, I introduced a joint resolution to end the state of emergency.  In my floor speech, I pointed out that the emergency Governor Mills proclaimed a full year ago has been extended … Continue reading Maine Lawmaking Continues Through the Pandemic

On Censorship, Big Tech, and Fear of Speaking Out

By Sen. Lisa Keim, January 26, 2021 Censorship has exploded since the January 6th incident at the Capitol. The silencing of statements that could be construed as favorable to Trump, has extended to include persons who hold conservative views, especially those who question November’s presidential election results. In USA Today, columnist Rachel Bovard relates the Big Tech’s … Continue reading On Censorship, Big Tech, and Fear of Speaking Out