WERU News Report 2/19/13

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Public hearings on the LPG tank in Searsport resumed last week, for what was meant to be the final week of hearings. Kim Tucker, one of the attorneys representing tank opponents, presented the planning board with documents–obtained from the town of Searsport thru a freedom of access request–that reveal how closely Searsport town officials have been working with DCP, the company that wants to build the tank.

The question of whether the facility is really intended for exports, rather than imports of propane, was raised again at the public hearings as well, and there was a short public comment period.