We should get away from the mentality that our natural places are expendable.
vy Timothy Dannenhoffer
Haven’t the majority of people made it clear that they don’t want the area surrounding Moosehead Lake to be developed?
Should Plum Creek be allowed, in a democratic society, to ram this development down people’s throats against their wishes simply because it is a corporation, with endless capital, with the ability to purchase so much land?
Plum Creek’s plan for the Moosehead Lake region is capitalism gone mad. It is the antithesis of democracy, the antithesis of the people’s wishes for an area they love.
What about the fact that Plum Creek bought this land zoned for logging and forestry for a measly $200 an acre? At that price, why should they be permitted to do anything other than logging and forestry on that land?
And what would nature say if it had a voice? Just because humans are more powerful does not mean other species should not matter. When will we get away from the mentality that the few remaining natural areas are expendable as long as there is money to be made?
The primary (and relatively few) supporters of this development in Maine are some desperate locals who are hurting financially. Plum Creek is taking advantage of these people. I’m certain given other opportunities for a better economic future, even these people would not want to see the fragmentation of their beloved Maine woods.
The Land Use Regulation Commission should stop the Plum Creek madness before it is too late.