Searport citizens stop DCP

Dear Editor:

In Searsport Maine the citizens of Searsport and the surround communities of Penobscot Bay, Maine, banded together to defeat DCP Midstream Partners, LP and its local subsidiary (created for the project) DCP Searsport LLC. By exposing this company’s poor safety record and the inherent dangers and risks of the proposed project to the surrounding eco-tourism and real estate dependent businesses and residents the people were able to convince the local planning board to deny the required local permits. The State (DEP, DOT, and Fuel Board) and federal government (US Army Corps of Engineers and USCG) had already granted all state and federal permits for DCP to construct a 22.7 million gallon LPG storage tank (containing LPG without odorant in the LPG and without back-up power to keep the tank’s contents at the required -44F during power failures); a mile-long pipeline in a flood zone and through 33 existing fuel tanks with 55 million gallons of other volatile petrochemicals; and marine, rail and truck terminals. Go to to read how the people of Midcoast Maine did it and for contact information. See also this latest incident involving DCP:

Good luck!!
K Tucker

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