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Department of Resource Economics and Policy, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center

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The purpose of this study is to examine the economic and fiscal impacts of the proposed Downeast LNG facility on the Town of Robbinston, Washington County, and the State of Maine. The economic impact analysis focuses on the employment and income that are associated with the LNG facility construction and operations. The fiscal impact analysis considers additional local and state tax revenues associated with the facility, as well as increased local government expenditures that are projected to result from the LNG project. This report does not address the environmental, homeland security, or energy security impacts of the LNG facility. In addition, this report does not estimate any changes in the price of delivered natural gas in Maine that could potentially result from a new major energy supplier.


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