WERU News Report 3/21/12

Host & Producer: Amy Browne
Program Topic: Mining Companies Draft Wish, Propose Legislation Overhauling Maine’s Laws—And Say “Hurry!”

Key Discussion Points:
LD 1853 was drafted by Pierce Atwood, lawyers for the companies that want to mine the land
Audio from Environment & Natural Resources Committee hearing, including bill sponsor, Rep. John Martin (D- Eagle Lake),and Cosponsor, Sen. Troy Jackson (D- Allagash) –both of whom express some reservations about the bill as presented. Nick Bennett, Staff Scientist for the Natural Resources Council of Maine presents a detailed outline of concerns.

FMI: Joint Standing Committee on Environment & Natural Resources (for details/updates): (207) 287-4149. Natural Resources Council of Maine: www.nrcm.org

Guests: n/a
Recorded audio from Environment & Natural Resources Committee public hearing (see above).

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