Environment Maine
Associated Press
AP staff

AUGUSTA, Maine—Two environmental groups opposed to Plum Creek Timber Co.'s historic development plan for the Moosehead Lake region have filed more than 6,000 petitions. Environment Maine Research & Policy Center and RESTORE: The North Woods submitted the petitions on Thursday, the day before the Land Use Regulation Commission's deadline for public comment.

Matthew Davis from Environment Maine says the petitions represent "just a sliver of the opposition to Plum Creek's plan." A vote by the Land Use Regulation Commission could come by August or September.