QUODDY NEWS BRIEFS - JULY 30TH, 2005 Dateline August 1, 2005 1.

INFORMATION KIOSK OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, July 31 at 4 pm. The St. Croix Estuary Project Inc.(SCEP) will be opening an information kiosk at the Adventure Centre located at the head of the wharf in St. Andrews. Information about the the Quoddy Region and its importance and value will be the theme. Organizations such as the Save Passamaquoddy Bay groups, NB Conservation Council, Town of St. Andrews, and others are invited to have small exhibits. The building can also be used for meetings of small groups. 2. MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT COMPANY (MEC) SUPPORTS HEAD HARBOUR RESEARCH. SCEP is delighted to announce we have received a $10,000 grant to do research on Head Harbour Passage. This will allow us to bring together historical data, set up a summer research initiative (hopefully at the Head Harbour Lighthouse - we are currently talking to the Board of Directors), engage the local community and begin the process of protecting this vital natural resource. MEC is an important corporation that champions the preservation of natural areas that its customers enjoy and we view this as one of the most important awards we have received. We are seeking funding partners for this work. For more information, you can contact me at artmackay@scep.org. 2. FERC NOW IN CONTROL. As everyone now knows the Energy Bill allowing FERC to site LNG terminals has passed and is on its way to the White House for the President's signature. As a consequence, any vote by the Robbinston Selectmen, The State of Maine, or other local regulators is "trumped" by this new provision. Nevertheless, it is clear that there will be litigation in some instances. From a Canadian perspective, there is little that we can do in this regard, except to provide support to our US colleagues. (Be sure to read about conversations with FERC in the St. Croix Courier, Tuesday's edition) 3. UN LAW OF THE SEA NOT YET PASSED THROUGH THE SENATE? The UN Law of The Sea Treaty's right of "innocent passage" is much on everyone's mind. According to the UN: April 2005 - The Law of the Sea Treaty was adopted by the United Nations in 1982 and entered into force in 1994. Although the United States played a lead role in drafting the treaty, the Reagan Administration did not sign it due to concerns relating to certain deep seabed mining provisions. However, since the negotiations began in 1973, every US Administration has supported the treaty in its entirety except for the deep seabed mining provisions, and the United States has accepted and complied with all other provisions of the treaty. In 1994, a legally-binding agreement altering the treaty was concluded, addressing all US concerns regarding deep seabed mining. The agreement was subsequently signed by the United States and must now receive the advice and consent of the Senate before it can be ratified by the United States. Full text ... As far as I can tell, there has not been any action on this recently. The last information I could find is from February, 2005 and it was still with the Senate and getting some flack. This brings to question the rights of the USA in waters of signing states. Do they have any???? It sounds like they "supported the treaty", but did they sign it? This might be important. If anyone has an answer , please let me know. Thanks. 4. TERRORISM CONCERNS. I have received some information back from the Governor's meeting in Connecticut and there will be some interesting news in the St. Croix Courier Tuesday. One thing that has emerged is concern that the Law of the Sea is weak relative to the threat from terrorism. In addition, CANADA HAS OBLIGATIONS TO PROTECT ITS INTERESTS FROM TERRORISM AS WELL! The weak wording of the UNLOSC makes entrance of terrorists on foreign ships like LNG tankers a real concern. Within this context, these ships could be viewed as huge "floating bombs" and Canada, under the UNLOSC will

have little control over these ships or their crew as they enter our territorial waters on their way to a US Port in Passamaquoddy Bay.It is essential, for this and other reasons that are given below, that the government of Canada immediately consider the importance of protecting and regulating our sovereign rights in the Bay of Fundy and Head Harbour Passage. The United States under the new energy bill is vigorously protecting its rights in its territorial waters. Even now, Canadian citizens have been interferred with in their legal use of their own waters in the Quoddy Region. 5. LEGAL HELP. I was invited to speak to 3 lawyers from Gilbert, McGloan, and Gillis of Saint John. One was a highly qualified solicitor with a specialty in Admiralty Law. While it is early in the game in Canada, they identified 4 avenues worth exploring. Summarized these are:

1. Safety - the hazardous nature of the materials may bring into play legislation that is in
place to protect citizens and the environment.

2. Envrionmental Protection - right whales and other endangered species may force 3.
Government officials to become actively involved. Navigation/International Law/Sovereignty - Federal law as under the Canadian Constiution will need to be explored. (An interesting thought. Will citizens rights be violated when they loose part of their income or are refused freedom on their waters? Art.) Socio-Economic Impact on surrounding communities. The clear danger and opposition from the community is important.

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I will be contacting various groups and people to see how we should proceed with the legal component of this issue. 6. DONATE. It is clear that substantial funding will be required for legal work and we will be examining mechanisms for accomplishing this. The organization that I head, St. Croix Estuary Project Inc., is a charitable non-profit. While we cannot lobby, we can inform, as we have been doing, and provide information about our social and natural environment as well as providing support for community organizations that are involved with local issues concerning both social and natural environment. We are seeking membership and donations. We're working on our donation page this weekend. You should be able to access this and learn how you can help by the first of the week. Please go to www.scep.org for more information. Archive Spoon Island Will Not Be Clear-Cut Duck Unlimited School Class Quacking at Park. Classes from around Charlotte County are currently taking field courses at the Ganong Nature and Marine Park. More... LNG Battle Continues. A new plan has been accepted by the Pleasant Point Trial Council. This plan relocates the development to Split Rock and is promoting a "new" approach where re-gasification takes place dockside from the tanker, moving directly to the pipeline. ACAP Approves Programs for 2004.ACAP St. Croix Programs for 2004 have been approved as submitted. HRDC Provides Funding for Park Guides- We are delighted to report that we have received funding for 2 guides to work this summer at the Ganong Nature Park. Royal Bank Grant Will Provide Work for One High School Student. RBC has supported summer employment for a local high school student for the last three years. Shell Environmental Fund Provides Grant for Storm Drain Marking Program.

ACOA Development Plan Submitted - A development plan, based on the BDA Report was submitted for consideration by ACOA. You can review the BDA plan here.

St. Croix Estuary Project Inc. 49 King Street, P.O. Box 374, St. Stephen, NB, Canada, E3L 2X3 or, P.O. Box 394, Calais, ME, USA, 04619.Telephone: 506-467-9905, Email: Art MacKay, Ex.Dir. artmackay@scep.org, Mary Gilmore. mary@scep.org

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We must protect the Quoddy Region and work toward economic growth which:  is compatable with our resource-base economy.  does not adversely affect our water, our air, our health or our environment.

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ave Passamaquoddy Bay is a three nation alliance (Canada, U.S. and Passamaquoddy) which strongly opposes heavy industry anywhere in the Bay and supports sustainable, resource friendly growth. We believe that together we, the people of the bay, can find a better direction for growth; one that is compatible with all the other economies in the Bay today, and protective of our environment.

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No LNG in Passamaquoddy Bay!

Don’t Sell Out Our Future to Other’s Dreams of Wealth!

A Healthy Bay is the Only Key to a Secure Economic Future

It is always better to hold on to local control and autonomy than to hand over control to big outside interests with their own agendas. We must strongly advocate for our own best interest. We must stand up against exploitation and firmly protect our very way of life. The communities around this bay have faced many issues over the years, but never have they faced an issue as grave as this one. If liquified natural gas terminals are allowed a foothold here

everything we love and know will become subordinate to the needs of massive, dangerous and growing heavy industry. All the communities around this bay on both sides of the border depend on the health of the bay, directly or indirectly, for their economic security. Heavy industry, once allowed in, will eventually kill the bay, pollute our air and water and cripple us economically.

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Our billion dollar economy is threatened by 3 LNG proposals in Passamaquoddy Bay. Help us continue our work to inform the public and our governments about the risks and losses; to promote suitable, sustainable development; and to protect our way of life

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In Canada donations should be sent to: St. Croix Estuary Project Inc., 89 Prince William Street, P.O. Box 374, St. Stephen, NB, Canada, E3L 2X3, (506) 467-9905. A tax receipt will be issued. Donate online at www.scep.org In the U.S.A. donations should be sent to: Save Passamaquoddy Bay, c/o The Commons, Eastport, PO Box 255, Eastport, ME 04631, (207)853-2574 www.savepassamaquoddybay.org

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An Important Letter about LNG in Our Quoddy Region
Neighbours and Friends: As we outlined at the St. Andrews Arena on August 22, our billion dollar, resource-based economy is threatened by 3 proposed LNG developments in Passamaquoddy Bay. If you saw CNN’s LNG feature this past week, you will know how serious this is. The Whole Bay Campaign is a new 3-Nation campaign of the St. Croix Estuary Project Inc in Canada and Save Passamaquoddy Bay and Ntulankeyutmonen Nkihtaqmikon (We take care of the homeland) in the US. This campaign is designed for the long haul and will do three things: 1. INFORM the public and our governments about the risks and losses that LNG will cause in the Quoddy Region (Actions include environmental, economic, and legal research, public presentations, providing information and advice to bureaucrats and politicians in Canada and the US, and more), 2. PROMOTE suitable, sustainable economic development and enterprises for future generations (Actions - begin the process of developing communitybased business, mentoring, and business incubators for sustainable development), 3. PROTECT our traditional way of life by protecting the environment that is the foundation of our economy (Actions - develop strategies for reestablishing traditional fisheries, sustainable aquaculture, community-based forestry, reclaimation of fisheries and marine habitats, pollution elimination and prevention, etc.). For more than a year, we have been engaged in informing the public at dozens of meetings around the Bay. Consultants for LNG are currently in our communities collecting information for their application processes. They are serious about their proposals. It is time for us to begin compiling professional social, legal, and environmental information and to continue to inform our citizens and representatives at all levels of government. Please help us continue this work by donating today. Your contributions are vitally needed to cover our costs for telephone, travel, printing supplies, advertisements, preparation of research documents to be used in hearings, legal advice, and much more. You can learn more about our efforts at www.scep.org and www.savepassamaquoddybay.org. Donations will make you a member of SCEP in Canada and you will receive our regular electronic newsletter letting you know how we’re doing, as well as up-to-date news about developments in the Quodddy Region. Thanks, Art Mackay, Executive Director St. Croix Estuary Project Inc. (SCEP)

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Dear Friends of Save Passamaquoddy Bay: Today, March 28th, promises to be a challenging day for us all. We will all be with the Perry residents today as they are called upon to take an unprecedented stand on their relationship with a Native community — a relationship forged in 1986 and known as Article 40. We trust in the outcome. Our focus for the past 10 months has never wavered. We are committed to keep Passamaquoddy Bay and the homeland of the Passamaquoddy people free from an LNG industrial site. Today we trust that our efforts to understand the ramifications of such a project, to educate ourselves and our communities about the dangers and destruction of this entity, and to follow the path of truth and integrity in all of our dealings will prevail. Throughout these months, hundreds of individuals who live in the communities circling Passamaquoddy Bay — many who live with us seasonally, and those who love this place from afar — have supported the efforts of Save Passamaquoddy Bay and We Protect Our Homeland. Financial support, moral support, work on many things from speaking to sign-making, baking cookies to addressing envelopes, research to outreach efforts have all been vitally needed and most appreciated. Our work continues, yet today begins a new chapter in this story. Six Perry residents have been especially courageous in the wake of the Oklahoma developer offering what has been legally defined as a statutory bribe to influence the Perry voters. These six residents have asked the District Attorney of Washington and Hancock counties to call a Grand Jury to examine this charge. The 3-Nations which make up the Save Passamaquoddy Bay Alliance — Passamaquoddy, U.S., and Canada — confirm in the strongest way our intent to stand with these residents. We know that the way to defeat a bully is to stand up against that behavior, and to bring along some powerful friends to stand up with you. The “Perry Six” have had the courage of their conviction, and we stand with them because we believe that the bribe from Donald M. Smith and Quoddy Bay LLC mocks the sacredness of the voting process. Today, our message to the media and to the world is that we have been asked to act on behalf of one of the last natural treasures on the east coast, the rich marine environment that makes its nursery in these waters, and the cultural wealth of the peoples who have inhabited this land for generations as fishermen, foresters, farmers, and those who make a living showing the wonders of this place to visitors. We take our role very seriously and whatever the votes is today, we will protect this place, we will fulfill the commitment we have made to this homeland and bay. Integrity will be the theme today. The developer from Oklahoma has shown himself and his associates to be people who will say and do anything to achieve their ends. We must never forget

that the developer and those he represents are the ones who stand to gain, and that his role is to get the fastest, dirtiest, and cheapest deal he can — for himself and them. Smith's own words that “I wouldn't want the damned thing in my backyard either, but I've been sent to do a job and that is what I'm going to do,” speaks for his attitude toward all of us who live in these communities that surround the bay. The developer is only a “mouthpiece” for the ultimate owner — an unnamed multi-national corporation. As the mayor of Everett, Massachusetts said so boldly in the weekend Bangor Daily News feature on the LNG project, “I'd tell the guy to get out of town.” We agree. First, while the Perry residents are voting, we will have a team sending packets which contain copies of news stories, the ten Quoddy Tides informational inserts we have created, studies prepared by national experts on safety, economics, real estate values, etc., to the public relations offices of the possible LNG partners and potential LNG funders of the project who Donald M. Smith has named in the last month. Our message will be, “Don't even think of an LNG site here, don't even consider investing in LNG here.” We will point out the degrading and despicable work done by Quoddy Bay LLC, and their public relations firm, Savvy Inc. We will note that legal action related to Quoddy Bay's bribe of the Perry voters is underway, and that additional legal action is positioned to go forward related to human rights violations and environmental justice offenses. We will send media releases informing the investment world about our actions, which are intended to reach the stockholders of the companies Smith has named as possible partners. Secondly, today we will issue a letter to Governor Baldacci and Governor Francis asking them to fulfill their leadership roles in several specific ways: We will ask both Governors to acknowledge the deep hurt that this project has caused within families, between neighbors, and within the communities, and to create and lead efforts to achieve unification. We will ask both Governors to acknowledge the great moral and ethical dilemmas that have been placed before our communities, and to applaud those who have acted honorably throughout these 10 months. We will ask Governor Baldacci to declare Donald M. Smith a persona non grata in Maine and to direct Smith and his partners in Quoddy Bay LLC to cease all business in Maine related to development of LNG. We will ask Governor Francis and his Tribal Council to cease all negotiations with Quoddy Bay LLC and allow the exclusivity agreement between the Tribe and Quoddy Bay LLC to expire on May 9, 2005. We will ask Governor Francis and the entities invested in the $7.2 million dollar housing project already under construction on the same land desired by the LNG developer to allow the housing project to proceed as planned and as certified to investors — some Maine banks, some Maine regional economic development corporations, Four Directions Development Corporation with funding from the Maine Council of Churches, Maine State Housing

Authority, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Services, and two national private investors all of whom collectively have existing and legal interests in the land lease on this property. We will ask Governor Francis to guarantee to his people that their traditional religious sites, the sacred sweet grass meadow, Nation Grounds, and archeological sites will remain whole and untouched. Further, we will ask Governor Francis to honor, and allow to rest in place, the buried remains of both Passamaquoddy and Perry people in grave sites and cemeteries located near Gleason's Cove. We will ask both Governors to support the collective efforts by the 3 Nations of Save Passamaquoddy Bay/We Protect Our Homeland to create new sustainable economic development efforts which include all of the communities that surround Passamaquoddy Bay and are built upon the natural assets and the creative abilities of area people. In closing, let us all today put our prayers, meditations, and best thoughts toward an outcome that honors Passamaquoddy Bay and the homeland that many were born on, and others were born to. A Circle of Silence for the Bay will be held at noon at Gleason's Cove and all are welcome. At 7:00 p.m., Save Passamaquoddy Bay/We Protect Our Homeland will gather at the Crohn Center on Otis Lane, South Meadow Road in Perry. As soon as the outcome of the day is known, our website will share the word. Whatever the conclusion, the Bay and the Homeland will be safe with all of us — now and into the future. All good wishes, Linda Godfrey, coordinator for Save Passamaquoddy Bay A 3-Nation Alliance to Keep LNG From Passamaquoddy Bay and the Homeland

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PETITION TO PREVENT PASSAGE OF LNG TANKERS THROUGH HEAD HARBOUR PASSAGE, CAMPOBELLO, NB, CANADA
We, the undersigned, affirm our belief that the Passamaquoddy Region which encompasses all of Charlotte County, New Brunswick; the eastern corner of Washington County, Maine; and all of the associated islands offshore to Grand Manan, is a socio-economic unit that earns over a billion dollars per year from its resource-based industries of fisheries, tourism, aquaculture and associated enterprises. Further we attest that it is the unique natural richness of the Quoddy region that provides the waters, the whales, the fish, and the environment that supports these industries. The LNG terminals proposed for Passamaquoddy Bay are totally inappropriate to the area and will, in fact, substantially interfere with the business activities that are the foundation of this area’s wealth as well as our right to enjoy a healthy environment and safety for our families. We urge the Government of Canada to assert its sovereign rights and to declare no rights of passage for LNG tankers through Head Harbour Passage based on Canadian law and the precedent set in 1976 when oil tankers were refused passage.

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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release (approximately 300 words) December 18, 2005 Campobello Artist Produces Sailabration Calendar as Fundraiser for Save Passamaquoddy Bay

(Graphic is attached) Artist Joyce Morrell and Jan Meiners of Campobello’s Owen House and Dr. Leslie Pinder recently joined forces to produce a colorful calendar featuring the boats and people that congregated in Head Harbour Passage last July to celebrate their love of the Quoddy Region and to protest the LNG terminal proposed for Passamaquoddy Bay. The Calendar has photos of the lighthouse at Head Harbour Passage and every kind of boat imaginable. Over 50 skiffs, punts, draggers, lobster boats, sailboats, and high-end yachts attended the event. It also provides a tidal schedule for 2006 and information about Save Passamaquoddy Bay, an ad hoc organization that is a 3-nation alliance of concerned Americans, Canadians, and Passamaquoddy from every community around the Bay area. Supporters are encouraged to buy copies to help support the future of the Quoddy Region. Proceeds are used for operating costs related to providing information about the Quoddy Region, the proposed LNG developments, and for the Whole Bay Study - an assessment of the socio-economic impacts of the proposed LNG terminals on our eco-economy. The study is being carried out by Yellow Wood Associates and St. Croix Estuary Project Inc. Anyone donating $100 or more will receive a free copy of the calendar and a Canadian tax receipt.
Park Address: 350 Todd’s Point Road, Champlain, NB Office Address: 89 Prince William Street, P.O. Box 374, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2X3 Telephone: 506-467-9905, Fax 466-5174 info@ganongnaturepark.org | www.ganongnaturepark.org

Calendars are available at various locations around the Bay and can be purchased online at www.scep.org. In St. Stephen copies can be purchased at the SCEP office at 89 Prince William Street in St. Stephen. In Canada, anyone wishing to make a contribution to The Whole Bay Fund should contact: St. Croix Estuary Project Inc. at 89 Prince William Street, St. Stephen, N.B., 506-467-9905, info@scep.org or go to www.scep.org/ to donate online. -30Save Passamaquoddy Bay is a coalition of concerned citizens from the international Quoddy Region. The organization was formed to inform and advise the public about proposed LNG terminal developments in Passamaquoddy Bay. Contact: Linda Godfrey, Coordinator, Save Passamaquoddy Bay, 207-853-4123, info@savepassamaquoddybay.org, www.savepassamaquoddybay.org St. Croix Estuary Project Inc. (SCEP) is an independent community organization that fosters a healthy environment for future generations in the Quoddy Region. It is a charitable, non-profit organization that was established in 1992 and is one of 14 independent community organizations in Atlantic Canada that work together through the Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) of Environment Canada. Art MacKay. Executive Director, St. Croix Estuary Project Inc., 506-467-9905 or 506-529-2606, info@scep.org, www.scep.org.

Park Address: 350 Todd’s Point Road, Champlain, NB Office Address: 89 Prince William Street, P.O. Box 374, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2X3 Telephone: 506-467-9905, Fax 466-5174 info@ganongnaturepark.org | www.ganongnaturepark.org

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release (575 words)

September 12, 2005 St. Croix Estuary Project Inc. Announces International Initiative to Protect the Quoddy Region
Art MacKay of the St. Croix Estuary Project Inc. (SCEP), Linda Godfrey of Save Passamaquoddy Bay (SPB) and Vera Francis of Ntulankeyutmonen Nkihtaqmikon (We take care of the homeland), jointly announced today the launching of “The Whole Bay Campaign”, an initiative to insure the future integrity of the social and natural environment of the Quoddy Region. “The Whole Bay Campaign objectives are to: inform, promote, and protect.” MacKay said. “Our group believes that knowledge and education will lead to informed decisions. It is the purpose of this campaign to inform citizens, politicians, and others about the valuable Quoddy Region and its importance to the future of Canada and the United States’ to actively promote a sustainable community concept through involvement in the development of appropriate enterprises and employment, and to actively work towards the elimination of existing pollution, and the prevention of unsuitable industrial development.” “We’re open for business.” Linda Godfrey said, “We’ve been on the road constantly for over a year now and many of us have invested heavily in our efforts to inform our friends and neighbors about this unique and valuable place we call home. We now are actively soliciting public support for our effort to inform people about the proposed LNG developments in Cobscook and Passamaquoddy Bays. Also, we are looking to the future and have become actively involved in forging economic development right here where we live.” “The Quoddy Region has been challenged by inappropriate industrial development in the past.” Art MacKay said. “However, it was the proposal for the LNG terminal at Pleasant Point, over a year ago, and the two new subsequent proposals that made us realize that we ourselves must define the future of our international community and work proactively towards appropriate sustainable enterprises that will thrive in our unique and rich natural environment. If we’ve learned anything, it is the true economic value of our resources and this beautiful place. All of us were astounded to learn that annual income from our resource-based industries reaches a billion dollars and provides direct employment for thousands of citizens. We were equally astounded to learn that the nature of the LNG industry could bar us from the very waters that provide us with our livings.” Linda Godfrey referred to the work that the three groups have done during the last year. “Early on, we informed ourselves about LNG and a group of concerned citizens initiated a campaign to tell our friends
Park Address: 350 Todd’s Point Road, Champlain, NB Office Address: 89 Prince William Street, P.O. Box 374, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2X3 Telephone: 506-467-9905, Fax 466-5174 info@ganongnaturepark.org | www.ganongnaturepark.org

and neighbors around the Quoddy Region about the threat to their lifestyles and employment. We have spoken to dozens and dozens of groups, both large and small - students, local organizations, municipal government, politicians - literally anyone who wanted to learn about our rich environment, its valuable eco-economy, and our concerns about LNG.” “The LNG developments threaten to disenfranchise my people.” Passamaquoddy Leader Vera Francis warned. “We have depended on the richness of the Passamaquoddy area for over 10,000 years and continue to do so. It is time for all of us to work together to build and maintain a healthy place for everyone around the Bay.” In Canada donations should be sent to: St. Croix Estuary Project Inc., 89 Prince William Street, P.O. Box 374, St. Stephen, NB, Canada, E3L 2X3, (506) 467-9905. A tax receipt will be issued. Donate online at www.scep.org. In the U.S.A. donations should be sent to: Save Passamaquoddy Bay, c/o The Commons, Eastport, PO Box 255, Eastport, ME 04631, (207)853-2574 (www.savepassamaquoddybay.org) . -30St. Croix Estuary Project Inc. (SCEP) is an independent community organization that fosters a healthy environment for future generations in the Quoddy Region. It is a charitable, non-profit organization that was established in 1992 and is one of 14 organizations in Atlantic Canada that work together under the Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) of Environment Canada. Contact: Art MacKay. Executive Director, 506-467-9905 or 506-529-2606

Park Address: 350 Todd’s Point Road, Champlain, NB Office Address: 89 Prince William Street, P.O. Box 374, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2X3 Telephone: 506-467-9905, Fax 466-5174 info@ganongnaturepark.org | www.ganongnaturepark.org

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release (960 words) November 12, 2005 SUPPORT SOUGHT FOR QUODDY REGION LNG STUDY Whole Bay Study commissioned to focus on socio-economic impacts of LNG “The Whole Bay Fund” campaign was announced today by the grassroots coalition Save Passamaquoddy Bay, a 3-Nation Alliance. The group is seeking support for a study that will provide a fair and balanced assessment of the potential socio-economic impacts of proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals on all communities surrounding Passamaquoddy Bay on the border between New Brunswick and Maine. The 3-Nation Alliance —U.S., Canadian, and Passamaquoddy, —has commissioned The Whole Bay Study to be undertaken by Yellow Wood Associates of St. Albans, Vermont. St. Croix Estuary Project Inc. (SCEP) of St. Stephen, New Brunswick will collaborate in the study through data collection and analysis for the Canadian portion of the study. “The choice of Yellow Wood Associates in collaboration with St. Croix Estuary Project comes from a desire to have an independent and thorough study,” said Linda Godfrey, coordinator of Save Passamaquoddy Bay. “This is a monumental study, and a huge investment for our grassroots alliance. We want to have the best information available for all communities and individuals. We want data that goes beyond what prospective developers have supplied. We want the hardest and most in-depth questions asked. We want a study that can stand up to scrutiny at the local, state, and federal levels.” Yellow Wood Associates was selected for their approach using local real data rather than applying templates, simulations or routine models. Yellow Wood Associates completed a similar study in Harpswell, Maine for a group calling themselves “Fair Play for Harpswell.” Contacted for comment on the process, one of the group’s coordinators, Amy Haible said, “From the start, no one representing the town or state government could tell us anything about the economic
Park Address: 350 Todd’s Point Road, Champlain, NB Office Address: 89 Prince William Street, P.O. Box 374, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2X3 Telephone: 506-467-9905, Fax 466-5174 info@ganongnaturepark.org | www.ganongnaturepark.org

impact of the LNG proposal.” “… no one else had really looked at the costs to the community— not the town, not the state. Not a single public official asked the questions ‘what will this do to our fishermen, to our property values, to the tourism industry… no one asked what impact LNG would have on nearby island communities… schools, emergency assistance… No one, not even the state of Maine, had any idea what it would cost state and local officials to provide the required police, marine patrol boats and security to insure safe passage of LNG.” Haible continued, “we decided we had no choice but to commission our own independent study, and we agreed on two things: First, the study had to look equally at the costs and benefits of LNG because industry numbers looked only at the benefits. And, secondly, the study had to be accurate beyond doubt. We also agreed that whatever the study showed would be made public.” Of the resulting study produced by Yellow Wood Associates, Haible said, “The Yellow Wood report asked all those questions and answered them for us.” Believing that Passamaquoddy Bay communities and individuals are in need of a broad view and specifics related to the whole picture of LNG as it relates to the Quoddy Region, Save Passamaquoddy Bay members have adopted the same three commitments set out by the Harpswell group—for the Whole Bay Study to look at costs and benefits, to be impeccable, and to share fully whatever is reported. Shanna Ratner, President of Yellow Wood Associates, will lead the research team for The Whole Bay Study. “St. Croix Estuary Project is partnering with Yellow Wood for this study,” said SPB coordinator, Linda Godfrey. “SCEP has years of expertise in studying the Quoddy region waters, the life within those waters, and the livelihoods derived from the water. They also have access to socioeconomic data related to the Canadian side of Passamaquoddy Bay which will be invaluable. In their role as partnering researchers, SCEP will round out the study so that all three nations— U.S., Passamaquoddy and Canada —will be well represented in the resulting report. Art MacKay, Executive Director of SCEP, a marine researcher with more than 40 years professional experience in the area will lead the study for SCEP. Step one is collecting baseline data and reviewing the status of the LNG industry and the proposals that have been made for various sites within the bay. Using these data as background, researchers will create a generic model of an LNG site on the bay in both qualitative and quantitative terms. Step two will analyze impacts of a proposed LNG site. This portion of the study will cover areas of economic, employment, and environmental impacts overall. Specific topics such as community infrastructure, public safety, property values, local government budgets, housing, air and water quality, public investment, fisheries, tourism, retail operations, transportation, public health, endangered species, sovereignty, freedom of access issues, and community lifestyle will be addressed. Work on the study is expected to be completed by spring, 2006. Once complete, the study will be made available to Maine State Governor John Baldacci, New Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord, Passamaquoddy Tribal Governors Melvin Francis and Robert Newell, and various
Park Address: 350 Todd’s Point Road, Champlain, NB Office Address: 89 Prince William Street, P.O. Box 374, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2X3 Telephone: 506-467-9905, Fax 466-5174 info@ganongnaturepark.org | www.ganongnaturepark.org

governmental department heads within each nation. The report will also be made available to both U.S. and Canadian federal legislators and appropriate federal agencies. Each local municipal government surrounding the bay will receive the report, and area residents will have access to the entire study. Save Passamaquoddy Bay members call upon all individuals, no matter if they support, oppose, or are undecided about LNG in Passamaquoddy Bay, to contribute financially to this base-line study. New Brunswick Provincial and Maine State agencies, Regional and County economic and development organizations, municipalities, individual citizens, and even the developers and their investors are being asked to contribute to this international community study. As the first study to address all international issues related to the proposed LNG operations, The Whole Bay Study will provide data and details that all parties concerned with economic development will find useful and valuable. The Whole Bay Study will also form the foundation for future collaboration in the Quoddy Region. Plans call for promoting suitable, sustainable economic development for future generations through suitably-scaled, community-based businesses and community leadership. Also, future plans call for protection programs designed to blend the local ecosystem, environment and economy by working with other organizations on habitat protection and environmental quality. Anyone wishing to receive an information packet or make a contribution to The Whole Bay Fund please contact: United States - Save Passamaquoddy Bay - USA at 207-853-4123 or email info@savepassamaquoddybay.org or Canada - Save Passamaquoddy Bay – Canada, c/o St. Croix Estuary Project Inc. at 506- 4679905, wholebay@scep.org, www.scep.org/WholeBay.html) -30Save Passamaquoddy Bay is a coalition of concerned citizens from the international Quoddy Region. The organization was formed to inform and advise the public about proposed LNG terminal developments in Passamaquoddy Bay. Contact: Linda Godfrey, Coordinator, Save Passamaquoddy Bay, 207-853-4123, info@savepassamaquoddybay.org, www.savepassamaquoddybay.org St. Croix Estuary Project Inc. (SCEP) is an independent community organization that fosters a healthy environment for future generations in the Quoddy Region. It is a charitable, non-profit organization that was established in 1992 and is one of 14 independent community organizations in Atlantic Canada that work together through the Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) of Environment Canada. Art MacKay. Executive Director, St. Croix Estuary Project Inc., 506-467-9905 or 506-529-2606, wholebay@scep.org, www.scep.org.

Park Address: 350 Todd’s Point Road, Champlain, NB Office Address: 89 Prince William Street, P.O. Box 374, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2X3 Telephone: 506-467-9905, Fax 466-5174 info@ganongnaturepark.org | www.ganongnaturepark.org

St. Croix Estuary Project Inc
Proposal to “Adopt” the “Whole Bay Campaign – Canada”
Art MacKay, Executive Director St. Croix Estuary Project Inc.

The St. Croix Estuary Project Inc (SCEP) is a non-profit, registered charity in Canada and registered as a non-profit corporation in Maine. It was incorporated in 1992 and is mandated to maintain and improve the natural and social environment in the Greater St. Croix and Passamaquoddy Regions and to foster sustainable development that is compatible with these objectives. As such it can provide tax receipts for appropriate donations. While SCEP is one of 14 organizations involved in Environment Canada’s Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP), it is an independent community organization working internationally in Charlotte and Washington Counties. Its membership is open to all citizens and there are no special appointees to the Board. The Board of Directors is chosen from its membership on an annual basis. An Environment Canada “Window” is assigned to facilitate communications between Environment Canada and the organizations for those projects that are financially supported by Environment Canada. In recent years this has been a small contract for outreach, education, and research activities. Other funds come from proposals to other funding groups, donations, and membership. The organization owns and operates the 350 acre Ganong Nature and Marine Park and is currently negotiating other coastal properties. It maintains three permanent staff and up to 7 seasonal staff and interns. The “Whole Bay Campaign – Canada” fulfills the objectives of SCEP. To structure this properly, I recommend a “trustee” structure similar to that used during fund raising for the Ganong Nature and Marine Park. Over $600,000 was donated over an 18 month period using this organizational structure as shown in the accompanying flowchart. It is a relatively simple structure which allows the Whole Bay Campaign Trustees to operate on behalf of the SCEP Board of Directors with very little interference, if any. The financial structure, checks and balances already exist, and the Campaign has the ability to provide tax receipts in Canada provided the funds are used for education and information, but not “lobbying”. The committee structure is simple. Chairs should be chosen for their expertise and should be allowed to choose their committees with the approval of the Acting Trustees.

Office Address: 89 Prince William Street, P.O. Box 374, St. Stephen, NB E3L 1S8 Telephone: 506-467-9905, Fax 466-5176 info@scep.org | www.scep.org

St. Croix Estuary Project Inc
SCEP BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair

VP Fundraising & Dev.

VP Environment Programs Executive Director

VP Parks & Lands

Whole Bay Campaign – Acting Trustees
Chair, Executive and Members to be representative of communities around the Bay and reflecting current participants. All members must be members of SCEP to qualify for participation and insurance. A Board representative to the Trustees will be selected by the Chair of SCEP; probably the VP Environment Programs and/or the Executive Director. Chair reports to SCEP Board on behalf of the Acting Trustees. Signing Authority rests with the Board signing officers, but may be designated to Executive of Acting Trustees at Board’s discretion.

Fundraising Committee Two components: a local fundraising chair and a professional fundraiser that focuses on major funding sources. Donations will flow through SCEP accounting at L.K. Toombs Professional Services. Reports to Trustees and Board as required.

Promotions & Media Committee A single, small committee that directs advertising & marketing. Reports to Trustees

Legal Committee To select and provide recommendations regarding legal services. Reports to Trustees.

The two components to the Fundraising Committee are vital. Large donors wish to know that the community backs the endeavour and local fundraising provides this assurance, albeit with relatively small revenue return. Nevertheless, the professional fundraiser will constantly use these numbers when approaching larger donors and it is vital to have a large number of small donors.

Office Address: 89 Prince William Street, P.O. Box 374, St. Stephen, NB E3L 1S8 Telephone: 506-467-9905, Fax 466-5176 info@scep.org | www.scep.org

St. Croix Estuary Project Inc
The Promotions and Media Committee recommends a marketing strategy as well as a “look and feel” for all items going out. I would like to warn that this should not have an “activist” look and should be professional and verifiable. This committee should vet all press releases, advertisements before they are issued to insure continuity. Others can draft these documents for their specific objectives, but they should flow through this committee before release. The Legal Committee is very important. If legal assistance is needed, the cost could be high. SCEP will be unable to support any expenditures that are not covered by existing funds. In fact the Board may not be comfortable being involved with any larege legal challenges. At that point, an external organization might be formed and funds could be directed to this group. Other committees will be appointed on an ad hoc basis if required. As for the larger community group, everyone will be engaged in one way or another. Fundraising, in particular, requires large numbers of people to organize special events and fundraisers. It is vital that everyone be engaged. This can be accomplished by a regular electronic newsletter and regular monthly information sessions where the Trustees inform active participants and the public about progress. Individuals and other groups can pursue their special objectives and coordinate with the Executive of this group to reach common goals. This is the basic structure. Hope it is clear enough to provide a starting point. Art MacKay Executive Director St. Croix Estuary Project Inc.

Office Address: 89 Prince William Street, P.O. Box 374, St. Stephen, NB E3L 1S8 Telephone: 506-467-9905, Fax 466-5176 info@scep.org | www.scep.org

Acquisition and Development of the Ganong Nature Park.This has been SCEP's largest initiative. Learn more about how it was done. More ...

St. Croix Estuary Project Inc. 89 Prince William Street, P.O. Box 374, St. Stephen, NB, Canada, E3L 2X3. Telephone: 506-467-9905, Email: Art MacKay, Ex. Dir. artmackay@scep.org, Mary Gilmore. mary@scep.org

SAVE PASSAMAQUODDY BAY

CANADA

We are ...
... part of Save Passamaquoddy Bay, a three-nation alliance of Canadians, Americans, and Passamaquoddies from the international Quoddy Region. In Canada, there are representatives from: Grand Manan St. George Area, Campobello St. Andrews Area, Deer Island St. Stephen Area Support also comes from municipalities, businesses, and organizations and people throughout North America

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... cherish this special place that supports thousands of citizens around its shores. ... oppose the proposed LNG developments as well as other inappropriate industrial development and the exportation of our wealth by external interests. ... improve and protect this special place and build our economy on its natural assets for the benefit of local communities.

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Not everyone knows about the value of the Quoddy Region. It’s important that concerned citizens contact our politicians to advise them of their concerns. Please write to the officials listed below Go to www.scep.org for more information or take the handout below if there any left.

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2005 Programs | LNG | Whole Bay Campaign | Parks & Lands | Volunteers | Join/Donate | Help Move Our Church Neighbours and Friends: Your donation is vital to our work. Please ... JOIN, DONATE, PARTICIPATE or become a supporting online Donor As we outlined at the St. Andrews Arena on August 22, our billion dollar, resource-based economy is threatened by 3 proposed LNG developments in Passamaquoddy Bay. If you saw CNN’s LNG feature this past week, you will know how serious this is. The Whole Bay Campaign is a new 3-Nation campaign of the St. Croix Estuary Project Inc in Canada and Save Passamaquoddy Bay and Ntulankeyutmonen Nkihtaqmikon (We take care of the homeland) in the US. This campaign is designed for the long haul and will do three things: 1. INFORM the public and our governments about the risks and losses that LNG will cause in the Quoddy Region (Actions include environmental, economic, and legal research, public presentations, providing information and advice to bureaucrats and politicians in Canada and the US, and more), 2. PROMOTE suitable, sustainable economic development and enterprises for future generations (Actions - begin the process of developing community-based business, mentoring, and business incubators for sustainable development), 3. PROTECT our traditional way of life by protecting the environment that is the foundation of our economy (Actions - develop strategies for reestablishing traditional fisheries, sustainable aquaculture, community-based forestry, reclaimation of fisheries and marine habitats, pollution elimination and prevention, etc.). For more than a year, we have been engaged in informing the public at dozens of meetings around the Bay. Consultants for LNG are currently in our communities collecting information for their application processes. They are serious about their proposals. It is time for us to begin compiling professional social, legal, and environmental information and to continue to inform our citizens and representatives at all levels of government. Please help us continue this work by donating today. Your contributions are vitally needed to cover our costs for telephone, travel, printing supplies, advertisements, preparation of research documents to be used in hearings, legal advice, and much more. You can learn more about our efforts at www.scep.org and www.savepassamaquoddybay.org. Donations will make you a member of SCEP in Canada and you will receive our regular electronic newsletter letting you know how we’re doing, as well as up-to-date news about developments in the Quodddy Region. Thanks, Art Mackay, Executive Director St. Croix Estuary Project Inc. (SCEP)

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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release (approximately 1200 words) December 5, 2005 SUPPORT SOUGHT FOR INTERNATIONAL QUODDY REGION LNG STUDY Whole Bay Study commissioned to focus on international socio-economic impacts of LNG “The Whole Bay Fund” campaign was announced today by the grassroots coalition Save Passamaquoddy Bay, a 3-Nation Alliance. The group is seeking support for a study that will provide a fair and balanced assessment of the potential socio-economic impacts of proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals on all communities surrounding Passamaquoddy Bay on the border between New Brunswick and Maine. The 3-Nation Alliance —U.S., Canadian, and Passamaquoddy, —has commissioned The Whole Bay Study to be undertaken by Yellow Wood Associates of St. Albans, Vermont. St. Croix Estuary Project Inc. (SCEP) of St. Stephen, New Brunswick will provide support for the Canadian portion of the study. “The choice of Yellow Wood Associates in collaboration with SCEP comes from a desire to have an independent and thorough study,” said Linda Godfrey, coordinator of Save Passamaquoddy Bay. “This is a monumental study, and a huge investment for our grassroots alliance. We want to have the best information available for all communities and individuals. We want data that goes beyond what prospective developers have supplied. We want the hardest and most indepth questions asked. We want a study that can stand up to scrutiny at the local, state, and federal levels and we want it to be international in scope.” In Canada, Art MacKay, Executive Director of the St. Croix Estuary Project Inc. has more than 40 years professional experience in the area and will be leading the study. “We’re delighted to be part of the very first international socio-economic study; a study that will consider the whole Quoddy community; Canadians, Americans, and Passamaquoddies, rather than the limited, tightly focused studies that have been produced in the past. This is truly an international
Park Address: 350 Todd’s Point Road, Champlain, NB Office Address: 89 Prince William Street, P.O. Box 374, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2X3 Telephone: 506-467-9905, Fax 466-5174 info@ganongnaturepark.org | www.ganongnaturepark.org

community and we believe that our future rests with successfully renewing relationships around the Bay.” “SCEP has over 12 years of experience in the Quoddy Region and works to foster a healthy environment for future generations in the Quoddy Region. It will be our role to collect socioeconomic data for analysis by Yellow Wood Associates.” said Art MacKay, Executive Director of SCEP. “In addition, other issues that are strictly Canadian in scope will be researched and presented as position papers by SCEP in co-operation with other Canadian groups and individuals. These issues include, legal analyses of Canadian law, consideration of existing Canadian regulations and their application to passage of LNG tankers through Canadian waters, the obligation of the Canadian Government to protect the interests of Canadian citizens under the Canadian Charter, as well as the compilation of data on the environment and natural resources of the Quoddy Region in Charlotte County, N.B..” Yellow Wood Associates was selected for their approach using local real data rather than applying templates, simulations or routine models. Yellow Wood Associates completed a similar study in Harpswell, Maine for a group calling themselves “Fair Play for Harpswell.” Contacted for comment on the process, one of the group’s coordinators, Amy Haible said, “From the start, no one representing the town or state government could tell us anything about the economic impact of the LNG proposal.” “… no one else had really looked at the costs to the community— not the town, not the state. Not a single public official asked the questions ‘what will this do to our fishermen, to our property values, to the tourism industry… no one asked what impact LNG would have on nearby island communities… schools, emergency assistance… No one, not even the state of Maine, had any idea what it would cost state and local officials to provide the required police, marine patrol boats and security to insure safe passage of LNG.” Haible continued, “we decided we had no choice but to commission our own independent study, and we agreed on two things: First, the study had to look equally at the costs and benefits of LNG because industry numbers looked only at the benefits. And, secondly, the study had to be accurate beyond doubt. We also agreed that whatever the study showed would be made public.” Of the resulting study produced by Yellow Wood Associates, Haible said, “The Yellow Wood report asked all those questions and answered them for us.” Believing that Passamaquoddy Bay communities and individuals are in need of a broad view and specifics related to the whole picture of LNG as it relates to the Quoddy Region, Save Passamaquoddy Bay members have adopted the same three commitments set out by the Harpswell group—for the Whole Bay Study to look at costs and benefits, to be impeccable, and to share fully whatever is reported. Shanna Ratner, President of Yellow Wood Associates, will lead the research team for The Whole Bay Study. The status of the LNG industry and the proposals that have been made for various sites within the bay will be reviewed. Using these data as background, researchers will create a generic model of an LNG site on the bay in both qualitative and quantitative terms. Economic, employment, and environmental impacts of a proposed LNG site will be assessed
Park Address: 350 Todd’s Point Road, Champlain, NB Office Address: 89 Prince William Street, P.O. Box 374, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2X3 Telephone: 506-467-9905, Fax 466-5174 info@ganongnaturepark.org | www.ganongnaturepark.org

covering topics such as community infrastructure, public safety, property values, local government budgets, housing, air and water quality, public investment, fisheries, tourism, retail operations, transportation, public health, endangered species, sovereignty, freedom of access issues, and community. Work on the study is expected to be completed by spring, 2006. Once complete, the study will be made available to Federal legislators and agencies in Canada and the U.S., Premier Bernard Lord, Maine State Governor John Baldacci, Passamaquoddy Chief Hugh Akagi and Tribal Governors Melvin Francis and Robert Newell. Each local municipal government around the bay will receive the report, and area residents will have access to the entire study. Save Passamaquoddy Bay calls upon all individuals, no matter if they support, oppose, or are undecided about LNG in Passamaquoddy Bay, to contribute financially to this base-line study. New Brunswick Provincial and Maine State agencies, Regional and County economic and development organizations, municipalities, individual citizens, and even the developers and their investors are being asked to contribute to this international community study. As the first study to address all international issues related to the proposed LNG operations, The Whole Bay Study will provide data and details that all parties concerned with economic development will find useful and valuable. The Whole Bay Study will also form the foundation for future collaboration in the Quoddy Region. Plans call for promoting suitable, sustainable economic development for future generations through suitably-scaled, community-based businesses and community leadership. Also, future plans call for protection programs designed to blend the local ecosystem, environment and economy by working with other organizations on habitat protection and environmental quality. In Canada, anyone wishing to make a contribution to The Whole Bay Fund please contact: St. Croix Estuary Project Inc. at 89 Prince William Street, St. Stephen, N.B., 506-467-9905, info@scep.org, www.scep.org/WholeBay.html -30Save Passamaquoddy Bay is a coalition of concerned citizens from the international Quoddy Region. The organization was formed to inform and advise the public about proposed LNG terminal developments in Passamaquoddy Bay. Contact: Linda Godfrey, Coordinator, Save Passamaquoddy Bay, 207-853-4123, info@savepassamaquoddybay.org, www.savepassamaquoddybay.org St. Croix Estuary Project Inc. (SCEP) is an independent community organization that fosters a healthy environment for future generations in the Quoddy Region. It is a charitable, non-profit organization that was established in 1992 and is one of 14 independent community organizations in Atlantic Canada that work together through the Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) of Environment Canada. Art MacKay. Executive Director, St. Croix Estuary Project Inc., 506-467-9905 or 506-529-2606, info@scep.org, www.scep.org.

Park Address: 350 Todd’s Point Road, Champlain, NB Office Address: 89 Prince William Street, P.O. Box 374, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2X3 Telephone: 506-467-9905, Fax 466-5174 info@ganongnaturepark.org | www.ganongnaturepark.org

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