Nearly 200 turn out for Saturday tank protest
Searsport — About 200 people from all over Maine gathered at Mosman Park in Searsport Saturday afternoon, Jan. 5, and formed a circle to show the footprint of a 137-foot-tall liquefied petroleum gas storage tank proposed for Mack Point.
It was the second time in nearly two months that opponents of the proposed development from Colorado-based DCP Midstream organized such an exercise. The first was held in Belfast in mid-November.
The Searsport Planning Board is in the process of considering the application for the project, and next week, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 16, the board will reconvene public hearings about the proposal. Those hearings are scheduled to span three consecutive nights, and all are slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Searsport District High School.