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Charles Lawton, an economist with Planning Decisions, announces the result of a study analyzing the economic impact of the Waterfront Protection Ordinance. Lawton said if petroleum terminals close, Maine would lose 5,600 jobs and more than $252 million in income. Additionally, according to the report, the cost of fuel and heating oil would rise 10 cents per gallon. (Jack Flagler photo) 3p2.jpg