NAF has from the very beginning stated that the intertidal lawsuit brought against the Eckrote family and our company in Maine was frivolous. The lawsuit against us was never about a sensible conservation effort, but about a small activist group obstructing a fully permitted RAS project that has broad support in Maine.
Today, Judge Murray in Maine ruled in NAF’s favor on all counts. The ruling was strong both from a legal and expert perspective making it very hard to challenge this decision in an appeal. The ruling was consistent with the position NAF has held all along – we have all rights to proceed with the project.
“Project opponents’ lawsuits and attempted land grab show their willingness to do anything, including suing their neighbors, and consistently spreading false claims and misrepresentations in their attempt to stop the project. So far, their attempts failed to do anything but delay project benefits to Maine. Nordic is in this for the long haul. Belfast is a location worth fighting for. Nordic looks forward to moving into the next phase of engineering and project planning.” says Marianne Naess, EVP Commercial for Nordic Aquafarms Inc. and spokesperson for the company.
This ruling opens the door to move forward, and to continue the good relationship with the city of Belfast in Maine.Read More