Talk of the Towns 04/28/06

Host Ron Beard and guest Vivian Newman (Maine Chapter Sierra Club), Walter Anderson (former Maine state geologist), Todd Burrowes (Maine State Planning office) and Mike Crocker (Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance) discuss off-shore drilling and what is at stake for Maine.

What is the background on the 20 plus year moratorium on offshore drilling?

What concerns are leading to moves in Congress to lift that moratorium?

What are the potential advantages and disadvantages to drilling/production of oil/gas reserves off Maine’s coast?

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