The time is now to get your comments in to the MDEP on the Passadumkeag Project. They have set tomorrow, July 27, as the deadline for public comments.
Even if you were able to speak at the public meeting [many weren't, because Commissioner Aho had no interest in staying late to listen], it is important that you get your comments in to the DEP, IN WRITING. That way, they are part of the official record.
With all of the evidence presented so far, it should be obvious to the DEP that this project does not meet the requirements of the law, and that it will have an unreasonable adverse impact on the area in general, and especially on those nearby lakes which are classed as ‘resources of state significance.’ But, they still need to hear from you. Tell them how this project will have a negative impact on your use and enjoyment of the area, especially the lakes. The developer claims it won’t, but the over 300 area users who sent petitions to the DEP make a pretty strong case! Tell them that the Passadumkeag area deserves the same protection that LURC recently granted other nearby scenic lakes when they denied the Bowers Mountain Wind Project.
Add your name and your story by emailing your submission to:
You can view the permit application and the DEP draft analysis at:
Please do it now.