Oil Spill Penalties To Benefit Casco Bay

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

Prosecution of illegal oil discharges by a shipping company that polluted the waters off Portland, Maine and elsewhere resulted in an unexpected bounty for the ocean. The community service payments ordered as part of the criminal penalty provided nearly two million dollars to support conservation efforts by 14 Maine groups, including Friends of Casco Bay.

 

On September 22, U.S. Coast Guard Captain James McPherson and U.S. Attorney for Maine Paula Silsby congratulated Friends of Casco Bay Executive Director Cathy Ramsdell and (former) Development Director Will Everitt (above, right and far right) for their winning grant proposal to use $34,000 of the settlement funds to support our marine outreach and education work.