Maine Voter's Guide to Question 2: The Forestry Referendum

"Do you favor requiring landowners to obtain a permit for all clear-cuts and defining cutting levels for lands subject to the tree growth tax law?"

Complete text of "An Act Regarding Forest Practices"

Welcome! to the first of many resources and projects offered by the Maine Environmental Policy Institute that are designed to help you, the citizen's of Maine, make up your own mind and to take action on environmental issues. Our goal is to provide you with the facts, the arguments made by each side, and all the independent supporting information you need to arrive at your own decision. This guide contains all articles, editorials, and opinion pieces written in Maine newspapers on Question 2, links to each side's web site, and other background material as well. Make sure to check back often between now and November 7th, as this site will be updated daily with new articles, news and more. Please let us know if we have left anything out, and thank you for visiting our site and for your interest in the issues. - William Sugg, Executive Director, Maine Environmental Policy Institute.
This guide is organized into the following sections:

The case for the referendum

The case against the referendum

Feature articles, testimony, analyses

News items

Opinion pieces and editorials

Other information and resources

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