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LePage Urges Biofuel Investments in Maine

Gov. Paul LePage is in Washington this week promoting Maine as a good place to do business.

LePage took his message to the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, a group advocating for biofuels development, urging biofuels developers to consider coming to Maine.

Speaking to the conference in Thursday morning, LePage said the state’s abundant forests could provide the raw material needed for biofuels production. He says Maine has wanted to tap into the Marcellus pipeline project for natural gas, but an alternative would be making gas and other fuels from wood.

“So this is what this is all about,” he says. “If you can’t get the natural gas to Maine, we will just have to make our own gas.”

During his visit, LePage says he has met with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and several cabinet secretaries to push his message that Maine is open for business. He urged those attending the conference to consider investing in the state.