TIDAL POWER: Is it really “green”?

Proponents of tidal power in Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy say that it is environmentally friendly, but tidal turbines have a downside. In this documentary, Michael Dadswell, a retired Acadia University biology professor who has studied the effects of these … Continue reading

LNG: The Latest Update to the Save Passamaquoddy Bay website

News > 2015 February > February 5 ] Passamaquoddy Bay Sen. Ron Wyden tasks FERC & PHMSA re permitting standards (Jan 30) Never a need for Downeast LNG says Save Passamaquoddy Bay (Jan 20) Maritimes Eastern Canadian LNG export plans … Continue reading

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: A model for community owned tidal development in the Bay of Fundy

I have long preached about the importance of communities owning and developing their own resources rather than the constant give-aways. Here is a model from Nova Scotia showing how this can be done today. This is for tidal energy but … Continue reading

NUCLEAR: Be happy! Don’t worry! But did you know this?

As this simple infographic explains it only takes one hit to send you on a path to your possible death. There is no acceptable limit. Yet we accept nuclear development and storage right in our Fundy backyard. … Continue reading

OPINION: While Colchester Councillors may stop the dumping of fracking waste, the problem remains. What do we do with it?

The ongoing debate about dumping fracking fluid into municipal sewers that lead to water courses that lead to the Bay of Fundy are only addressing part this problem. In some cases storage ponds seem to have seeped into the ground … Continue reading

LNG: Have you wondered why Passamaquoddy Bay is NOT a good place for a terminal? Here’s why!

The long-time battle over the establishment of an LNG Terminal at Robbinston, Maine seems to be heading into a new phase as Downeast LNG applies for an import-export facility on Mill Cove. Nothing has changed and it is time to revisit … Continue reading

LNG: LNG bad for climate: US Dept of Energy report

PostedJune 20, 2014 by Common Sense Canadian in International     Despite all the assurances by BC Premier Christy Clark that LNG is “the cleanest fossil fuel on the planet”, the evidence paints a very different picture. Check out this June 4 Climate Progress storyby … Continue reading

LNG: Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point takes firm stand against Downeast LNG. And they are sounding p—ed off!

Pleasant Point Reservation P.O. Box 262 ~ Perry ~ Maine 04667 Tel. (207) 662-2600 June 8, 2014 Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 888 First Street, NE Room 1A Washington, DC 20428 Re: Downcast LNG, Docket Nos. CP07-52400, CP07-53-000, … Continue reading

LNG: Once more Downeast LNG import terminal proposal for Passamaquoddy Bay is delayed as a result of non-compliance.

  The entire text of FERC’s letter to Downeast LNG follows:   FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20426 OFFICE OF ENERGY PROJECTS   In Reply Refer To: OEP/DG2E/LNG Downeast LNG Project Docket Nos. CP07-52-000, CP07-53-000 and CP07-53-001 § 375.308(x) … Continue reading

LNG: Researcher warns the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the United States that they ignore the lessons of history at their own peril.

In a formal letter and submission, Bob Godfrey, Researcher and webmaster for savepassamaquoddybay.org warned Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, that ignoring Canada’s sovereignty could have far reaching implications quoting an historical reference about another “invasion” as … Continue reading

LNG transportation by rail?

Some concerns have been expressed online about rail transport of LNG. The safety ramifications go well beyond oil transport. If you are interested, you can find useful info on LNG here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7i2gILtygP4UjBIYXh2bkVzY3M&usp=sharing … Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: Canada continues to oppose LNG development in Passamaquoddy Bay

Just received at 4:40 pm today, May 17, 2013. Canada’s Ambassador to the United States confirmed again today Canada’s official opposition to the proposed Downeast LNG terminal in Passamaquoddy Bay, Bay of Fundy, stating: Given that LNG vessels would need … Continue reading