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By the Associated Press Boston Globe news story MILLINOCKET, Maine — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday reiterated his support for a ‘‘made in Maine’’ solution that keeps intact the boundaries of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. In his final report to the president, Zinke recommended that timbering should be permitted on the… Continue Reading
Statement of Cathy Johnson, Forests and Wildlife Project Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine “Today Interior Secretary Zinke released a memorandum to President Trump recommending potentially damaging changes to Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. It is unclear what action President Trump will take in response to the recommendations. “At a time when residents and… Continue Reading
By Jim Dill, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed If you visit Penobscot Avenue in Millinocket on a gorgeous autumn weekend this year, odds are you’ll see far more people than you may have seen a year ago. Cars are parked on the street and people are bustling about downtown. Most of the… Continue Reading
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By David Abel, Globe Staff Boston Globe news story US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Trump make significant changes to 10 national monuments, including proposals to allow commercial fishing in a protected expanse off Cape Cod and to open woodlands in Northern Maine to “active timber management.” The recommendations add a surprising… Continue Reading
BY STAFF Mainebiz news story Lisa Pohlmann, executive director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, served notice to the Trump administration that allowing “commercial logging” in the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument would “almost certainly trigger a lawsuit.” Pohlmann’s warning is in response to a leaked report from Secretary of the Interior Ryan… Continue Reading
by Susan Sharon Maine Things Considered, Maine Public Listen to full news story. Supporters of Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument say a leaked memo from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to the White House is confusing and only creates more economic uncertainty in the region. Leaked to media outlets three weeks after it was… Continue Reading
By John Holyoke Bangor Daily News column After months of nervous hand-wringing, news began to trickle out of Washington, D.C., on Thursday that ought to make many supporters of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument happy. The review of the monument by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is complete, and first indications, according to… Continue Reading