This project has the potential to endanger our economy, environment, and the character of Downeast Maine. We will lose so much that we will never get back. Kingfish is about one thing – making money for foreign investors at the expense of Maine people. Maine has a history of being an extraction state, whether it’s our water resources, mining or in this case, our ocean and the ecosystem within it. We ask you to join with us so Jonesport’s people and traditional fisheries are protected and can continue to the benefit of all who live, work, and recreate on the water.
Impact on Chandler Bay
Kingfish has stated that all marine life in the 28 million gallons daily of intake water, such as commercially valuable finfish eggs, shellfish spat, and lobster larvae, would be killed by the system. (Source: Kingfish during a January 2022 Information session.)
Kingfish will discharge 1,580 pounds of nitrogen a day. The city of Portland’s discharge is 685 pounds a day seasonally. Increased nitrogen can cause increased algal blooms and can reduce water quality and degrade commercial fisheries. (Source: pg. 20 in ME0037559 W009238-6F-A-N Proposed Draft Fact Sheet)