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PORTLAND, Maine, Sept.
By John Richardson "An Inconvenient Truth" might have raised the bar, winning an Academy Award and all. But there are a whole lot of environmental movies out there.
Concerns about potential threats to water quality, quality of island life, and natural areas designated as "open space" on Great Diamond Island have prompted conservation and sustainable-development organizations to ask the City of Portland, ME, to uphold the agreements that allowed the original development of Diamond Cove to move forward nearly 20 years ago.
The newly formed The Friends of Great Diamond Island (The Friends) has filed suit against the Diamond Cove Homeowners Association (DCHA) and The Inn At Diamond Cove, LLC to invalidate the controversial vote for a commercial hotel in the Great Diamond Island Fort McKinley Historic District, and to seek enforcement of Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Orders on the island.
Clean water protections need strengthening by Congress Memories can be short. It was only a generation ago that Maine's waters were in serious trouble.
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