There is an article in today’s Kennebec Journal about the issuance of the Final Clary Lake Water Level Order. While it contains a few mistakes, it’s pretty much factually accurate and contains a link to the actual ORDER document. I did speak briefly with KJ correspondent Paul Koenig about the order, shortly after it was issued. I gave him a few choice quotes which apparently he found not to be particularly quotable…
[2:40 PM] Sorry I just realized I used a broken link for the online newspaper article. It’s fixed now. Also would like to remind everyone that the KJ supports reader comments 🙂
[archived copy] State issues final plan for Clary Lake in Whitefield
I would like to make one observation. Apparently Mr. Koenig also spoke to Paul Kelley before writing the article:
“Kelley pointed out that although the department originally requested parties respond to the draft order in less than five full business days, the DEP took three weeks to review comments before issuing essentially the same order.”
So Paul Kelley is accusing the Department of providing him with less than the legally mandated 5 business days to comment on the Order. Really? Let’s see: the DRAFT order was issued on Thursday December 19th and the comment period was to end at the close of business on Monday December 30th. Counting on my fingers that is… Gee: 6 business days, not including Christmas.