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Governor scales back development plan.

Gov. LePage and his allies pushed an ambitious plan to weaken protections for the North Woods. But Mainers fought back. Thanks to the overwhelming public response, the governor’s been forced to scale back his agenda—for now.

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Lawsuit claims dams harm endangered salmon

Environment Maine and Friends of Merrymeeting Bay filed lawsuits against the owners and operators of seven dams on the Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers. The dams are being sued for violating laws meant to prevent local extinction of the Atlantic Salmon, an iconic fish in Maine.

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Improving LURC

Bills to abolish the Land Use Regulation Commission, often called the planning board for the state’s 10 million acres of Unorganized Territory, have been around since the commission’s founding in 1971. The solution isn’t to hand this work to the county commissioners, however.

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Giving LURC's work to counties makes little sense

Bad ideas have a way of turning up again and again in the Maine Legislature and there's a doozie coming up again this year — abolishing LURC.

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