Obama Designates National Monument in Maine

"Obama Designates National Monument in Maine"

Background: Today, President Barack Obama designated the country’s 413th national park site: Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Elliotsville Plantation Inc. (EPI), a private Maine-based foundation, donated more than 87,500 acres of land along the East Branch of the Penobscot River in Maine to the federal government to create the new park.

This monument, to be managed by the National Park Service, is expected to create hundreds of jobs in the Katahdin region, giving an economic boost to the entire state while permanently protecting a landscape that inspired American conservationists from poet Henry David Thoreau to President Theodore Roosevelt.

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Comment by Penny Gray on September 7, 2016 at 5:58pm

Maine doesn't have a very good record of protecting forests on Public Lands...so it stands to reason, if you don't personally own a big chunk of woods, you're going to see a lot of liquidation logging or high grading on the lands you care about but don't own.  Maine's mining laws really need to be tightened up, but Irving owns northern Maine and they usually get what they want.  People protect what they care about.  Maybe if more people come to see the Maine woods because of this  national monument designation, they will come to care about the region the way Roosevelt and Thoreau did.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on August 24, 2016 at 1:26pm

A national Monument, under the jurisdiction of Only the President. One that the Feds may at the President's discretion allow deforestation without Maine control or Mining should Maine not Protect itself with adequate measures in the again upcoming attempt to lower the Chapter 200 standards, or a host of other ecological damages. One person is really in control with the final say............ White House - Pay to Play ? 

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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