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Public feedback process for decision on port a charade, claim

State officials are accused of long favoring , the largest undeveloped island in , as the future site of the port.

Author: Kate Cough of The Maine Monitor
Published: 12:51 PM EDT August 14, 2023

PORTLAND, Maine "Environmentalists are decrying a year-long process meant to gather public feedback on where to build a offshore wind port, calling it a 'charade.'

"They say state officials failed to adequately engage the public or communities and effectively decided where to construct the port long before the process began.

"The Maine Department of Transportation has been making an internal case for Sears Island while 'giving an illusion of an impartial analysis of port possibilities to the public,' said , the state conservation and energy director for , in comments at the final meeting of the Offshore Wind Port Advisory Group.

"'Some,' he said, 'see it as a breach of public trust.'

"State officials have said theyre considering several locations for the 100-acre port, including , and Sears Island, and dont expect to choose a final location until next year. The officials insist they have not made a final decision.

"But participants in the process, which began in May 2022, say the state has long advocated for Sears Island, the largest island in Penobscot Bay.

"They believe officials have not seriously considered other options for the port, which would be the staging area for equipment needed to build and maintain in federal waters in the .

"Those suspicions hardened after documents released via a public records request submitted by earlier this year revealed internal discussions seeming to indicate an official preference for the island. manages the on the conserved portion of the island.

"The documents included a ' Management Plan' written by state-hired consultant Kay Rand. The document said the goals were, in part, to 'develop and execute a stakeholder outreach strategy that would enable to announce a commitment to pursue development of Sears Island as the Port of the Northeast.'

"The document is dated Sept. 8, 2021 eight months before the stakeholder group held its first meeting and mentions pursuing Sears Island as the port at least four times."

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