Statement of Governor LePage on Lac-Megantic Train Derailment

July 7, 2013

For Immediate Release: Sunday, July 7
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage released today the following statement relative to the Lac-Megantic train derailment:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragedy and the community of Lac-Megantic. In times of need like this, Maine stands ready to support our neighbors to the North.

“Many Maine firefighters have assisted and will continue to offer resources to the citizens of Lac-Megantic. Additionally, State agencies, including the Maine Emergency Management Agency and departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation are monitoring the situation closely and remain ready to offer assistance if needed.”