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LURC fate: Reform, abolish or return to the '60s wildlands?

The Land Use Regulation Commission has always been besieged by those unhappy with its protectionist mission, which some believe unfairly usurps private property rights. Now, recently ascendant Republican leaders have introduced a plan to get rid of LURC.

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Letter to the editor, September 11, 2011: Attack on LURC a threat to Maine's North Woods

Alexandra Fields, preservation associate with Environment Maine, has her letter published in the Portland Press Herald reminding readers what is at stake in the fight to protect the North Woods from development.

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Letters to the editor, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011: Reject Stacked Panel

Andrew Francis, field associate with Environment Maine, has his letter published in the Bangor Daily News urging lawmakers to reject the findings of the rigged task force studying LURC. 

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Maine Group Blasts Obama's Decision on Ozone Standards

A Maine environmental group is taking issue with the Obama administration's decision not to raise federal air quality standards for ozone pollution.

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Don't 'Short-Cut' Park Process

Gov. Paul LePage’s decision to not take sides in the debate about a proposed Maine Woods National Park is the most rational thing that’s been done about the plan and its opposition recently. What the administration can’t stay out of are efforts to rebuild and diversify the economy of the Katahdin region.

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