Maine Currents Special 3/28/24: Sears Island, Part 1 of 2

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

A discussion of Governor Mills’ recent announcement that undeveloped Sears Island in Searsport  is the state’s preferred location to build an offshore wind terminal.
What do people who have worked to protect the island from threats in the past think about this proposal?
For the guests who were part of the planning process, what are your feelings about that?
If not Sears Island, where?

Steve Miller, Islesboro Islands Trust
Jack Shapiro, NRCM
Francis Eanes, Maine Labor Climate Council
Becky Bartovics, Maine Chapter of the Sierra Club
Rolf Olsen, Friends of Sears Island
Chris Buchanan, Searsport resident

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About the Host:

Amy Browne started out at WERU as a volunteer news & public affairs producer in 2000, co-hosting/co-producing RadioActive with Meredith DeFrancesco. She joined the team of Voices producers a few years later, and has been WERU’s News & Public Affairs Manager since January, 2006. In addition to RadioActive, Voices and Maine Currents, she also produced and hosted the WERU News Report for several years. She has produced segments for national programs including Free Speech Radio News, This Way Out, Making Contact, Workers Independent News, Pacifica PeaceWatch, and Live Wire News, and has contributed to Democracy Now and the WBAI News Report. She is the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Environmental Journalism Award from the Sierra Club of Maine, and the First Place 2017 Radio News Award from the Maine Association of Broadcasters.