Environment

Upstream Battle

Upstream Battle

The prospect of having the world’s largest indoor salmon farm in their city has divided Belfast residents. Many are concerned about environmental impacts, others see much-needed tax relief.

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State to reconsider hiding oil train data

State to reconsider hiding oil train data

The state committee charged with promoting transparency in government is asking lawmakers to overhaul a 2015 law that made secret information about the transportation of crude oil and other hazardous materials by railroad through Maine.

The legislature’s Right-to-Know Advisory Committee voted Wednesday to send a letter to the Judiciary Committee recommending that it reconsider the controversial law in order to ensure that the government is not keeping railroad data secret unnecessarily.

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