WERU News Special Report 11/29/12

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Searsport LPG Tank Public Hearings, Part 3

We are continuing our on-going of public hearings on the massive LPG tank proposed for Searsport with this report from last night, Wednesday, which was night 3 of the hearings. Tempers flared after police forcibly removed an elderly man from the public hearing for no apparent reason. The community responded by walking out of the meeting and confronting the police.

In other news from night 3 of the LPG public hearing process in Searsport, planning board chairman Bruce Probert stunned the audience when he remarked that Nancy Fannon, the author of the economic impact study commissioned by the town, had asked him which way they wanted the report slanted

Lawyers representing both sides had questions about Fannon’s report.