Midway in their yearlong discussion of developing Sears Island, a Joint Use Planning Committee began hearing from the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) about a new federal rule governing wetlands mitigation banking. The mitigation rule (33 CFR Sec. 332) is the mechanism under which MDOT proposes to register all of Maine in a federal Umbrella

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The Pesticide Blitz

To the editor: Thank you for the story on irresponsible pesticide applications to public lawn areas in Ellsworth (WWF Nov. 2006). Your readers are well served by your pointing out that “state-certified” pesticide applicators working for the school system are careless and/or ignorant of the rules, putting students and teachers at risk. Craig Idlebrook’s story

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