"News & Issues" piece on the environmental track record for the Maritimes & Nort
"News & Issues" piece on the environmental track record for the Maritimes & Northeast natural gas pipeline and its sister project, the Portland Natural Gas Transmission System. Work on the project scheduled for this year includes crossing over 200 streams and rivers and two of the contractors on this year's pipeline project have already been cited for stream and wetland crossing violations in recent years. In 1996, one of the contractors, Michels Pipeline, laid a fiber optics cable in Maine for AT&T and damage from more than 100 wetland and stream crossings caused the DEP to levy a record $220,000 fine against AT&T. Another contractor, H. C. Price Company of Dallas, which subcontracted earlier work on the pipeline in New Hampshire, prompted officials there to propose over $250,000 in fines for wetland and stream crossing violations, and Price is contesting fines of $329,000 levied by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration following violations and a fatality from a job site accident on the New Hampshire line.
Maritimes & Northeast Natural Gas Transmission System, Portland Natural Gas Transmission System
Carpenter, Murray, ""News & Issues" piece on the environmental track record for the Maritimes & Nort" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3535.