Thanks for your interest and support as we continue to fight for St. George. The Planning Board is working on an ordinance to govern bringing an electrical transmission cable on shore. We're eager to see if they come up with one that can be used to say no to Aqua Ventus if it will be harmful to St. George's unique character, beauty and way of life.
Select Board voted unanimously to oppose the Aqua Ventus project and the transmission cable landing and to let our elected reps in Congress know their reasons. This amazing turnaround is a tribute to the eloquent, passionate fishermen in St George. Can't wait to see the letters the SB drafts and sends.
"You don't just stick an industrial park, frankly, on the ocean floor," says Brady. "You don't pile drive and jet plow the ocean floor, where we get our food, and expect that to necessarily have a good conclusion. But they're doing it out there 'cause there's less people to fight.'"
At last night's Select Board meeting, fishermen from St. George, Friendship, and a few other Muscongus Bay villages spoke passionately and eloquently against the town's continuing to advocate for Aqua Ventus. Rather than protect the town from the landing of a transmission cable from the wind turbines planned within view of Monhegan, the Select Board continues to disregard a request signed by more than 340 taxpayers and voters. Select Board has decided that an ad-hoc committee no one will join shall determine their actions, rather than town residents whom they are supposed to represent. Several Select Board members continue to disregard and interrupt other board members, "mansplaining" continuously. Who do they represent?
Recently the Maine Lobstermen's Association joined other fishermen and the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association against the project.