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Gov. LePage Should Drop Effort to Rescind Katahdin National Monument

As the region begins to benefit from the designation, the governor should direct his energy toward helping Maine's forest products industry develop a long-term economic plan. Portland Press Herald editorial If Gov. LePage really wants to “make the Maine woods great again,” eliminating the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

‘Rather Than Reignite Controversy,’ LePage Should Drop Monument Repeal Effort, Senators Say

By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King say northern Maine accepts the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and so should Gov. Paul LePage. In separate statements released Wednesday and Thursday, the senators said LePage was wrong to ask President

LePage Urges Trump to Scrap Katahdin-area National Monument

The governor says the designation will harm the economy and recreation in the region, but presidents may lack the power to rescind a predecessor's designation. By Kevin Miller, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story Read Governor LePage's letter. AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage is asking President Trump to reverse
Ryan on Wassataquoik Log, Photo by Emmie Theberge

Rescind the National Monument? NO WAY!

Governor LePage has asked President Trump to rescind the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. The Monument is already providing economic benefits to the Katahdin region and is protecting an outstanding natural resource. Tell your Senators and Representatives: Say NO WAY to any effort to roll back the National Monument.

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Water Repairs

By NRCM | February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fix water leaks as soon as you find them. A dripping faucet can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day. A leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons every day. And if that water’s not going where it’s supposed to, factor in fixing rotting floors and other expenses. To view more tips,… Continue Reading

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Did you know that an ermine can reach speeds of eight miles per hour, and they can jump as high as six feet? Learn more about ermines here. NRCM's Creature Feature helps you learn about many species of wildlife that live in Maine and whose survival depends upon a clean and healthy environment. See past Creature Features here.


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