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NRCM warns: Lawsuit likely if commercial logging permitted in national monument


Lisa Pohlmann, executive director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, served notice to the Trump administration that allowing “commercial logging” in the Katahdin Woods and Waters...

Status of Stored Solar biomass plants uncertain

Stored Solar LLC has filed reports with the Maine Public Utilities Commission that show a significant decline in energy output and biomass purchasing over the second quarter of this year.

Canadian mining company eyes property near national monument


Wolfden Resources Corp., a mineral exploration company based in Thunder Bay, Ontario, plans to buy and mine property in northern Penobscot County that's near Katahdin Woods and Waters National...

Ashland's Northeast Pellets suffers catastrophic fire

A fire at Northeast Pellets mill in Ashland destroyed all of the 500 tons of bulk pellets stored in two silos.

Woodland Pulp says dam's cost outweighs its benefit

Woodland Pulp, the paper mill in Baileyville adjacent to the St. Croix River, is petitioning the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to allow it to transfer ownership of the U.S. portion of the...

Ashland manufacturer moving red cedar shingle production to British Columbia

Ecoshel, the Ashland-based maker of cedar shingles, plans to move its red cedar shingle production to British Columbia.

NBRC's funding hike targets forest-based industries


U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, reported that $15 million in funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission is included in the energy...

Shuttered Lincoln mill to seek $1.1 million from vendors

As part of a bankruptcy process, the Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill plans to try to reclaim money that it's already paid out to vendors.

Catalyst Paper's project would support 62 new jobs at Rumford mill

British Columbia-based Catalyst Paper Corp. projects that a $56 million investment in a tissue-making machine at its Rumford mill would support 62 full-time jobs.

120 jobs lost as Verso shuts down No. 3 machine at Jay mill


Verso Corp. (NYSE: VRS) is permanently shutting down the No. 3 paper machine and associated equipment at its Androscoggin Mill in Jay, resulting in the loss of 120 jobs for workers laid off when the...