The state of Maine is giving millions of dollars to timber companies to stave of
The state of Maine is giving millions of dollars to timber companies to stave off development, but in the process, it's driving a wedge into Maine's environmental community. The Sierra Club warns that headlines touting large-scale wilderness protection through the purchase of development rights from the paper industry are misleading and inaccurate. For example, in the $14 million Pingree land deal announced on June 7, the major protection would be against house building, but clear-cutting could continue. The pro-easement side includes the Natural Resources Council, the Maine Audubon Society, and the Northern Forest Alliance. Critics include the Sierra Club, the Forest Ecology Network, and Restore: The North Woods.
Conservation easements, Forests and forestry
Tapley, Lance, "The state of Maine is giving millions of dollars to timber companies to stave of" (2000). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 179.