Passamaquoddy Tribe cuts ties with developer
The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine voted last week to end its relationship with an energy developer.

Tribal leaders at Pleasant Point signed a contract with Quoddy Bay LNG to host a liquefied natural gas terminal on the reservation. But a council member said the terms of the deal ended.

“It is very simple,” Ed Bassett told The Bangor Daily News. “We determined that it is expired and we no longer have any legal relationship with respect to the lease.”

Some tribal members opposed the project, citing impacts on a sacred site and the environment. They sued the Bureau of Indian Affairs for approving a lease for the LNG terminal in a lawsuit that was revived by the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals.

Get the Story:
Tribe ends LNG contract with Quoddy Bay firm (The Bangor Daily News 6/18)

1st Circuit Decision:
Nulankeyutmonen Nkihtaqmikon v. BIA (September 14, 2007)

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