Written by Erin Thomas
FoxBangor.com news story
AUGUSTA – Environmental activists converged at the State House today to announce their priorities in the Legislature.
Wayne Davis is a third generation fisherman from West Tremont.
When lobster prices tanked in 2008, it was the Working Waterfront Access Protection Program that saved his family’s business.
It was a grant that kept them from financial hardship.
Now he’s behind that bill, alongside other members of the environmental priorities coalition.
It’s one of six bills the coalition is backing this legislative session.
Issues they believe they can find common ground with Governor LePage and other new leaders to better protect the state’s air, water, land, and wildlife.
The coalition is also backing bills to protect Maine’s lakes, endangered species and natural resources, boost the solar economy, and lower energy.