Cobscook Bay supports the livelihoods of hundreds of people and the lives of hundreds of creatures depend on its ecosystems.
Citizens of Pembroke voted 129 yes, 48 no to enact a town ordinance regulating metallic mineral mining
in the Town of Pembroke on May 4, 2022.
Read the SUMMARY of the Town of Pembroke Metallic Mineral Mining Ordinance and access the full document:
In the Press:
- Down East town bans industrial metal mining
- Pembroke residents ban industrial mineral mining
- “Dump the Pembroke Mine,” by a Guest Columnist for the Quoddy Tides
Our Current Project: Regulate Industrial Scale
Metallic Mineral mining in Pembroke. Mining puts the bay, its citizens and their livelihoods and its wildlife in jeopardy. Hundreds of personal water wells are at risk for contamination if mine drainage seeps into the aquifer that nourishes the bay and local residents.
Cobscook Bay’s waters are exceptionally productive and host a high diversity of plant and animal species. It is considered a Focus Area
of Ecological Significance
in the State of Maine.
Communities surrounding this bay include Eastport, Sipayik, Perry, Pembroke, Dennysville, Edmunds, Whiting, Trescott and Lubec.