Developers withdraw proposal for large fuel tank in Searsport

6:25 PM, Apr 2, 2013   |    comments
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SEARSPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- The company that wanted to place a nearly 14 story liquified propane tank in Searsport has withdrawn its application.

DCP Midstream received state and federal regulatory approvals for the project, but were met with resistance from a group of residents opposed to the plan since first seeking planning board approval.

A spokesperson for the company said in light of the planning board's recent deliberations, they thought it best to withdraw the proposal.

DCP Midstream also said that they do not foresee any future plans to develop a project in Searsport or any other part of Maine.

"We are obviously very disappointed. We spent the morning talking with many of our supporters personally. They were the most important people to reach out to first," said Roz Elliott, Vice President of Public Affairs for DCP Midstream. "They've put their passion into this. And they're disappointed and we're disappointed. We really wanted to bring economic development to Maine."

Astrig Tanguay, a spokeperson for the opposing group, Thanks But No Tank told us that the organization is elated by the news of the withdrawal, and that the group is grateful for the work of the planning board in preventing the tank placement.

We'll have more reactions from Searsport residents on NEWS CENTER tomorrow.



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