"How Maine Works" piece on the 650-mile long Maritimes & Northeast methane gas p
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"How Maine Works" piece on the 650-mile long Maritimes & Northeast methane gas pipeline that, when completed, will stretch from Goldboro, Nova Scotia, to Dracut, Mass. According to Tom O'Connor, president of M&N Management, the company managing the project, plans to pipe natural gas from the Sable Offshore Energy Project have been active since 1985, but were put on hold because of falling oil prices. Because of renewed growth in the Northeast energy market, Mobil Oil, a partner in the project, decided in 1994 that it was time to try again. The pipeline is a $1.25 billion construction project that will lay 422 miles of pipe in Maine. But Maine has very little control over it. As an interstate pipeline, it's regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Opposition groups such as Airline Communities Against the Pipeline and No New Corridors have tried to assert some grass roots control, but with limited success. And though Gov. Angus King strongly supports the project, the Natural Resources Council of Maine and the Green Party claim Maine might see no benefits.
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Beem, Edgar Allen, ""How Maine Works" piece on the 650-mile long Maritimes & Northeast methane gas p" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3457.