Downeast LNG Prepares for Referendum

With regard to the January 10 referendum in Robbinston, Maine, the president of Downeast LNG said that a unanimous vote alone would not thwart efforts to build an LNG terminalon Passamaquoddy Bay. “That would just tell us that we have more educational work to do,” Dean Girdis said. “[A]n opinion today is not an opinion tomorrow. We want to do a project that is supported locally.” The statement came at a pre-referendum public hearing, where Downeast presented a package of financial benefits Robbinston would receive if the terminal is built. Read more about last night’s meeting in today’s edition of The Bangor Daily News. [Access to archived articles requires a fee.]

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