Maine Judge Says 'No' to NNEPRA's Storm Drainage Plan for the Brunswick Layover Facility
- Written by TRN Webmaster TRN Webmaster
- Published: 10 July 2014 10 July 2014
Just last month, the FRA gave the go-ahead for the construction of the Downeaster's Brunswick Layover Facility. However, this week a Maine Superior Court judge invalidated NNEPRA's storm drainage plan. The judge found that all the 'abutters' were not properly notified. The dispute revolves around the definition of 'abutters.' NNEPRA sources report that it was following the Maine DEP maps and guidelines regarding just who was an abutter.
While some say a wider group of newly defined 'abutters' will be notified and a public hearing scheduled. others wonder if the federal government pre-empts such local legal maneuvers.
More details in The Forecaster.