THE TIME THE CANARY DIED: The passing of the Red-necked phalarope from the Quoddy Region and what it means.

When I went away to do graduate work at McGill University I experienced a vacuum, a void, a realization that something was missing. Moving west to Victoria BC helped but the feeling didn’t leave … something was missing deep inside … Continue reading

VICTORY: The Remarkable Story of How Citizens Halted LNG Development in Passamaquoddy Bay

THE STORY Twelve years ago, LNG imports were all the rage for developers …  several of whom set up their offices along the Passamaquoddy Bay Maine shore for the express purpose of establishing import facilities there. This area has the … Continue reading

PLACES: A Quoddy Anthology–A great Christmas gift! Last chance to buy.

A Quoddy Anthology was written in response to the proposed LNG developments in Passamaquoddy Bay. Now that those threats have passed for the moment, A Quoddy Anthology will be rewritten in a more general context, but continuing to express the … Continue reading

LNG & MPAs – Are both governed by First Nations treaty rights in the Quoddy Region of the Bay of Fundy?

Proposals for the construction of LNG terminals have been ongoing for decades in spite of the lack of approval from the Canadian government and the stringent conditions imposed by the US Coast Guard relative to required permissions. Robert Godfrey’s presentation … Continue reading

UPDATE – MARINE PROTECTED AREAS: Sometimes good news might not be so good after all.

UPDATE: 10/1/16.  It is interesting to see the polarization taking place already online between the local fishing community and those who are concerned about the marine ecosystem in a broader context. This is exactly what happened with the Marine Park proposal … Continue reading

LNG: DELNG submits new report describing proposed export terminal in Passamaquoddy Bay

In spite of the opposition to this project and the clear statement from the Canadian government that LNG tankers will not be allowed passage through Head Harbour Passage, DELNG continues to pursue the construction of a LNG terminal at Robbinston, … Continue reading

LNG: Passamaquoddy Tribe, American and Canadian Groups Continue to Oppose LNG in Passamaquoddy Bay

The following update was received from Save Passamaquoddy Bay Canada, a small incorporated group located in St. Andrews, NB. ******************************************   June 15, 2015 The threat of an LNG facility in Robinston, Maine is still very much with us. We are … 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: Save Passamaquoddy Bay Organization Indicts FERC Environmental Process and Raises Questions of Credibility

Save Passamaquoddy Bay Organization Indicts FERC Environmental Process Eastport, Maine — On Thursday, Save Passamaquoddy Bay 3-Nation Alliance submitted an exposé and indictment of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) environmental permitting process. Save Passamaquoddy Bay, a grassroots organization based in … 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

LNG: Ever wondered why folks oppose LNG in Passamaquoddy Bay? Here’s why.

A large group of residents who live and work around Quoddy Bay and the islands, have opposed proposals for LNG terminals in Passamaquoddy Bay for about a decade now. Only one proposal remains but the threat is still the same. … Continue reading

LNG: MP Williamson confirms Canada’s long-standing opposition to Downeast LNG’s proposed terminal in Passamaquoddy Bay

BREAKING NEWS –  This letter was submitted today to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. … Continue reading

LNG: Cartoon leaves vital questions unanswered about LNG in Passamaquoddy Bay.

A recent cartoon by Ted Michener published in the St. Croix Courier begs responses to the question it leaves unanswered: “If large Cruise ships can come through Head Harbour Passage, what’s so wrong with LNG tankers?”  The answers are two-fold: 1. In … Continue reading