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VICTORY: Protections for Maine’s North Woods

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The Maine North Woods are the largest undeveloped forest east of the Rockies, but Governor Paul LePage led an effort to throw open the North Woods to development. Alexandra Fields of Environment Maine started a MoveOn Petition¬†opposing these efforts, and after a public outcry Gov. LePage’s worst proposals were killed, including an especially awful provision to allow entire counties to drop out of the protections of a key state oversight commission.