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Passamaquoddy Tribe votes for natural gas terminal

Members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine voted 193-132 to move forward with a $300 million liquefied natural gas terminal on tribal land.

More than half of the tribe's 600 eligible voters turned out for the referendum. Supporters said they were pleased with the outcome but critics said the close vote showed significant opposition to the project.

The tribe would host a terminal on 42 acres of its Pleasant Point Reservation, also known as Sipiyak. Supporters say it would up to 1,000 jobs during construction and 70 full-time jobs when completed. Tribal members would receive per capita payments from the project.

Get the Story:
Tribe OKs 'bold' LNG plan (The Bangor Daily News 8/18)
Passamaquoddy opposed to LNG speak out (The Bangor Daily News 8/18)
Passamaquoddies vote to go ahead with LNG project (AP 8/18)
Passamaquoddy accept LNG terminal (CBC 8/18)

Relevant Links:
Pasamaquoddy Tribe, Pleasant Point Reservation -

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