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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-07-07 06:22 AM
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Wiscasset turns down energy project (coal gasification/liquefaction plant, Maine)
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WISCASSET Wiscasset voters defeated four ballot questions Tuesday that would have cleared the way for a coal gasification plant on land once occupied by the Maine Yankee nuclear power plant.

Question Two, which would have allowed the plant to exceed the zone's height limit and was the key ballot question in moving the plan forward, was defeated 868-707, according to Town Clerk Sandra Johnson.

The remaining three questions, which would have changed language in town zoning ordinances to facilitate the plant, were defeated by similar margins. Just over 50 percent of the town's 3,000 registered voters cast ballots.

Despite the outcome, developers of the plant said they have not given up on their plans and will consider commissioning further studies that they hope will persuade voters support the project.

Opponents said the vote demonstrates that Wiscasset does not want to host a coal gasification plant.

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