The Maine Attorney General's Office, prompted by a ruling by the South Carolina
The Maine Attorney General's Office, prompted by a ruling by the South Carolina Supreme Court, has proposed revisions to state sand dune regulations. The revisions are controversial because they allow for the construction of single-family homes, and come just seven years after the state banned such construction. The rule change gives the Maine Board of Environmental Protection the chance to allow a variance in order to avoid a takings challenge in court. The rules now distinguish between property owners who bought sand dune land before they were protected by law, and those who bought after development was prohibited. Details.
Chutchian, Kenneth Z., "The Maine Attorney General's Office, prompted by a ruling by the South Carolina" (1996). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1459.