Gov. King last week presented to the Maine Legislature the 20-page alternative t
Gov. King last week presented to the Maine Legislature the 20-page alternative to the November referendum on clear-cutting and forest practices. The compact, an agreement between environmental groups and major landowners, changes the definition of a clearcut. establishes the procedure for developing a voluntary forest audit program, and makes it more difficult for municipalities to adopt their own forest harvesting ordinances. Maine Attorney General Andrew Ketterer ruled that the measure need only pass by a majority, not the two-thirds vote needed for emergency legislation. The measure will be considered by the Maine Legislature in a special session September 5. Details.
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Weegar, Andrew K., "Gov. King last week presented to the Maine Legislature the 20-page alternative t" (1996). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1894.