SEARS ISLAND - DECD COMMISSIONER JACK CASHMAN'S LNG FILES January-March 2004
The following Sears Island-related documents were obtained from Dept of Economic & Community Development Commissioner Jack Cashman's office via the Maine Freedom of Access Law. They illustrate some of the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that the Baldacci Administration is making to try to facilitate selling all or part of Sears Island in upper Penobscot Bay to an unnamed liquid natural gas company .
James E Smith MDOT Chief Counsel replies to FOA request on LNG from Brunswick atty Andrew S. Hagler, Esq.
Mal Leary of Capitol News sends notice of imminent Anti Sears Island LNG press conference.
Beth Nagusky suggests meeting with SIerra Club about Sears Island
Governor's staff & others consider setting up a meeting with Sierra Club
Belfast Mayor Hurley advises Cashman John against a Sears Island port
Dave Gelinas of Penobscot Bay and River Pilots advises Cashman that FOSI will hold a public info meeting March 21, 04
Calais mayor queries Cashman about setting up LNG in her town.
Jeffrey Sosnaud tells Cashman he got State Planning office to hold back guidance documents stating local zoning ordinances trump state law
DECD's Joy Leach suggests that Cashman and Stearns, contact Calais mayor 3/16/04
More documents will be available shortly.