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More than 17,000 voice opposition to LURC reform

Volunteers hand-delivered more than 17,000 messages to legilsators, each message asking lawmakers to reject a bill to reform the Land Use Regulation Commission. the group Environment Maine collected and distributed the messages throughout the State House Thursday.

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If LURC loses, so do Maine's citizens

As the Legislature's Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee debates the future of the Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC), legislators need to ask themselves "What's in the overall best interests of Maine?"

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Environmental groups outline opposition, support for upcoming initiatives

 A coalition of environmental advocates on Thursday presented its list of priority bills that the Legislature is slated to address during the abbreviated session. 

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Renewable energy is a moral imperative

The wind blows. The tide flows. The sun glows. The forest grows. Yet we continue to get most of our energy from unsustainable underground sources outside of Maine. Shame on us if we saddle our children and grandchildren with our addiction to oil, a dependency that has shackled our economy and put many of us in danger of freezing to death.

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Time to drop LURC revamp plan

It makes no sense to turn over the future of the Maine wilderness to a group not elected for the purpose and possessing no qualifications to make the decisions. The anti-LURC contingent would be wise to cut their losses while they still can.

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