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Talking Points for LD 40 and LD 713

Maine lakes are a resource of inestimable value: Maine’s great ponds produce $3.5 billion in spending every year; supply drinking water to half our population; provide employment for over 52,000 Mainers, pay for essential municipal services through property tax revenues, … Continue reading

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The Myth of Environmental Protection

by Tom Gordon In 1970, there was no DEP, no shoreland zoning, and the Great Ponds Act was generally ignored as people dumped sand in their lakes to create beaches that could not last. Municipal sewage and industrial wastes were … Continue reading

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LAKES WON BIG IN AUGUSTA

  In the recent 2013-14 legislative session, with help from our members, non-profit friends, and lake-friendly legislators, Maine Lakes Society lead the way in creating 3 laws to protect lakes.  The results: $46,500 annually to Maine Lakes Society to run … Continue reading

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VICTORY CLOSE FOR MAINE’S LAKES!

In what could be a stunning victory for the future of Maine’s lakes, through the efforts of the Maine Lakes Society, its dedicated members, its non-profit partners, and the hard work and dedication of several key legislators, on Monday, April … Continue reading

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