Monday, July 05, 2004

A group of activists with Maine Earth First! played a game of messy back yard today at the governor’s mansion in Augusta. The action was planned in support of a moratorium on liquid natural gas terminals in the state. Six demonstrators were arrested for trespassing after throwing hundreds of pounds of Maine lobster guts and rotten food throughout the yard, setting up an "oil slick slip and slide" and one woman had suspended herself from a tripod in the governor’s driveway. Governor John Baldacci, who is a staunch proponent of liquid natural gas (LNG), has been fighting a losing battle to set up a plant and under water trans-Canadian pipeline. Many communities have successfully blocked new LNG terminals in their areas, sighting the environmental dangers as well as the threats it poses to the fishing industry