[i]Editor's Note: Rep. Allen. Hypocrite. Lauds Maine's private land tradition and supports multi-millions for government land grabs -- in the same sentence.[/i]
Panel backs Maine forest projects
June 1, 2007
"” By BART JANSEN
Washington D.C. Correspondent
WASHINGTON "” A House panel approved funding for two Maine forest-preservation projects.
One -- the Lower Penobscot Forest Project -- is ranked by the USFS as one of the country's most threatened swaths of land.
"Because Maine has this tradition of public use of large blocks of private lands, it means that for recreation, hunting, for snowmobiling, for all sorts of different uses, this land gets preserved for the people of Maine in perpetuity," said Rep. Allen.