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2008-07-24 15:00:39

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF Gov. John Baldacci expressed concerns about the amount of development Plum Creek has proposed near Lily Bay, an area on Moosehead Lake's eastern shores that features one of Maine's more popular state parks. The governor said he has full confidence in the Land Use Regulation Commission as it reviews Plum Creek's historic proposal for nearly 1,000 house lots and two resorts in the Moosehead region. But in a rare, pointed statement on Plum Creek's...

2008-07-22 15:00:39

By Anonymous A three-year struggle over the biggest subdivision ever proposed in Maine is coming to a close. And the most controversial element at the end of the process was also the most controversial element at the start: What to do with Lily Bay? To protect against a loss of wildlife habitat, especially for the Canada lynx, classified as threatened by the federal government, the Land Use Regulation Commission could reasonably consider excluding that part of the development from the...

2008-07-17 15:00:36

By NICK SAMBIDES JR.; OF THE NEWS STAFF Two environmentalist organizations opposed to the Plum Creek development plan claim the Land Use Regulation Commission has received 1,517 comments, out of 1,762, opposing the plan's proposed development at Lily Bay. The Natural Resources Council of Maine and Maine Audubon found in these comments deep reservations about, if not outright opposition to, the company's development plan for the Moosehead Lake region. "We've read these comments and over...

2008-07-17 12:00:39

By Nick Sambides Jr., Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 17--Two environmentalist organizations opposed to the Plum Creek development plan claim the Land Use Regulation Commission has received 1,517 comments, out of 1,762, opposing the plan's proposed development at Lily Bay. The Natural Resources Council of Maine and Maine Audubon found in these comments deep reservations about, if not outright opposition to, the company's development plan for the Moosehead Lake region. "We've read these...

2008-07-15 15:00:00

By JOHN RICHARDSON Plum Creek Timber Co. has agreed to scale back some of its proposed development zones around Moosehead Lake, but is holding its ground on plans to put 404 homes and resort units next to Lily Bay. The Maine Land Use Regulation Commission had recommended that the company phase in construction on Lily Bay peninsula to make sure the activity and traffic do not harm Canada lynx or other wildlife in the area. Conservation groups, meanwhile, have appealed for little or no...

2008-07-14 15:00:27

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF Plum Creek officials said Friday that they can accept most of the changes that state regulators proposed to the company's historic development plan for the Moosehead Lake region. After several years of heated public debate, the Land Use Regulation Commission is nearing completion of its review of Plum Creek's proposal for 975 house lots and two large resorts near Moosehead. In late May, the commission and staff crafted a list of changes that they said...

2008-06-14 15:00:13

A major concern with Plum Creek Timber Co.'s proposal for a major development around Moosehead Lake - expressed by the governor, local residents and several members of the Land Use Regulation Commission - is that it is too large and sprawls over too great an area. Two environmental groups have offered a solution that is worth a closer look.. The Natural Resources Council of Maine and Maine Audubon this week suggested the company remove development from the Lily Bay peninsula, where Plum...


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