WERU News Report 4/4/12

Issue: Alternative, Independent Local News
Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Program Topic: Maine Mining Legislation (LD1853)
Key Discussion Points:
*Today’s work session of the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on proposed legislation, written by and for companies that want to rewrite Maine’s laws to allow them to engage in open-pit metallic mineral mining. *Maine’s Chief Deputy Attorney General Linda Pistner attempts to address the issue of what a change to Maine’s mining laws might mean in light of international trade agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA *Robert Marvinney, Director of the Maine Geological Survey talks about what he says are 4 of the “most well characterized mineral deposits” in the state

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