Archives for Penobscot Nation

RadioActive 6/8/17

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

BEP Proposed Rule Changes to Allow Increased CDD Import; Solar Legislation; Penobscot River Rally and Flotilla

1) Today we look at rule changes the Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) is poised to make which would allow for the increased importation and incineration of toxic Construction and Demolition Debris (CDD) in Maine. The BEP will be accepting comments on the rule changes until June 25th.
2) We also look at two solar energy bills currently before the Maine legislature: LD 1504: An Act Regarding Solar Power for Farms and Businesses and LD 1444: An Act Regarding Large Scale Community Solar Procurement.
3) We also look towards Saturday’s Penobscot River Rally and Flotilla, where people will gather to support the Penobscot Tribe’s struggle for continued stewardship of the River, and other local and statewide struggles for clean water and clean energy. Over 30 organizations are co-sponsoring this event.

Guests:
Hillary Lister, waste activist, Maine Matters Research, Consulting and Advocacy. ( BEP Rule Changes Summary : app.box.com/s/acwa9mqnl7firfw9y5ori9ua40oim60y)
Dylan Voorhes, Clean Energy director at Natural Resources Council of Maine
Sherri Mitchell, Penobscot Tribe, indigenous rights attorney, Land Peace Foundation

This program was produced in partnership with the Sunlight Media Collective.

RadioActive 6/1/17

Guest Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

Juniper Ridge Landfill Expansion Approved by BEP; Trump Withdraws from Paris Climate Agreement

-Today the Maine Board of Environmental Protection approved the expansion of the Juniper Ridge Landfill in Old Town.
-Local activists have strongly opposed the expansion, underlining the amount of out of state waste that is reclassified as “in-state waste” and disposed at Juniper Ridge, which is state owned, but privately operated by Casella Waste Management. Opponents, including members of the Penobscot Nation, are alarmed by potential impacts on ground water and the continued dumping of leachate by product into the Penobscot River.
-We also examine Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord

Guests:
Ed Spencer, Old Town resident and intervenor in Juniper Ridge Landfill Expansion
Erika Lennon, senior attorney for the Center for International Environmental Law

This program was produced in partnership with the Sunlight Media Collective.

Wabanaki Windows 9/20/16

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: North Dakota Access Pipeline part 2

Program Topic: Largest gathering of Tribes in 100 years

Key Discussion Points:
a) Any new developments in the courts
b) Corporate Oil and it’s destruction of Native Land?
c) Attempt to cover up its use of force against Native people at site
d) What can we do to support the Human and Civil Rights of the Tribes?

Guests:
Sherri Mitchell, Esq.Director of the Land Peace Foundation. she is a Native Rights and Environmental Activist and a Penobscot Nation Tribal Member
Former Passamaquoddy Tribal Representative Matt Dana just back from Standing Rock
Tara Houska, Tribal Rights Attorney and National Campaigns Director for Honor the Earth working closely with Winona LaDuke. Tara is at the Standing Rock Camp site.

Wabanaki Windows Special Report 9/12/16

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Studio Engineers: Amy Browne & Matt Murphy

Issue: North Dakota Access Pipeline– Largest gathering of Tribes in 100 years

Key Discussion Points:
a) Corporate Oil and it’s destruction of Native Land?
b) Attempt to cover up its use of force against Native people at site
c) What can we do to support the Human and Civil Rights of the Tribes?

Guests:
Sherri Mitchell, Esq., Director of the Land Peace Foundation. she is a Native Rights and Environmental Activist and a Penobscot Nation Tribal Member
Dr. Rebecca Sockbeson University of Alberta, Penobscot Nation Tribal Member
Chief Kirk Francis, Chief of the Penobscot Nation

FMI:
www.seveneaglesmedia.org/
www.democracynow.org/
www.honorearth.org/
www.btlonline.org/2016/seg/160916bf-btl-hall.html
bsnorrell.blogspot.com/
www.facebook.com/RedWarriorCamp

Wabanaki Windows 7/19/16

Producer/Host: Donna Loring

Issue: River case, East West Highway and the Settlement Act

Program Topic: River Case/Environment

Key Discussion Points:
a) Where are we now with the River Case?
b) How does the East West Highway issue connect with the River Case?
c) How does the Settlement Act affect the case?

Guest: Sherri Mitchell, Director of the Land Peace Foundation

Wabanaki Windows 6/21/16

Producer/Host: Donna Loring

Issue: River case update/ Tribal Representatives

Program Topic: River case and Tribal State issues

Key Discussion Points:
a) What is the current status of the River case?
b) What is the current status of the Tribal Representatives
c) How will the Tribes move forward outside of the State Legislature

Guests:
Chief Kirk Francis of the Penobscot Nation

Wabanaki Windows 2/16/16

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: River Sovereignty

Program Topic: Penobscot Nation V Mills et els.

Key Discussion Points:
Case background
Court findings
Choices moving forward

Guest: Chief Kirk Francis of the Penobscot Nation

Maine Currents 2/3/16

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio contributed by John Greenman

Segment 1: Bill Farrell, a University of Maine Ph.D. Candidate and Senior Advisor on Special Projects, for the international nonprofit Mercy Corps. speaking at the University last week on “The Syrian Refugee Crisis”.

Segment 2: We bring you to last week’s town council meeting in Bucksport, where a vote was held on withdrawing the town’s legal support of the state in Penobscot Nation v Mills, a lawsuit between the state and the Penobscot Nation.