State OKs doubling pollution at Old Town pulp mill

State OKs doubling pollution at Old Town pulp mill

The pulp mill in Old Town that has been propped up with millions in federal and state aid has tentatively won its battle to double its allowed pollution rather than fix or replace its aging boiler. The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced on...
Taxpayers spending millions  on mill that keeps on polluting

Taxpayers spending millions on mill that keeps on polluting

The state has spent millions of dollars to prop up the Old Town pulp mill while steadily fining the mill’s owner for ongoing pollution. And now the biggest fine ever is imminent. The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting has learned that the state Department of...