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Maine Legislature Kills Anti-Park Bill

MaineEnvironmentalNews April 10, 2014 BREAKING: Maine Legislature Kills Anti-Park Bill By Jym St. Pierre The Maine House of Representatives on Thursday put the final nail in the coffin of a bill introduced late in the legislative session by State Senator … Continue reading

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Why Maine Wilderness Matters by Jym St. Pierre

The Maine Woods Spring 2014 Why Maine wilderness matters By Jym St. Pierre Because Maine is located half-way between the Equator and the North Pole, because the state stretches from the mountains to the sea, and because people have lived … Continue reading

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Mining Testimony of Jym St. Pierre – Feb 24, 2014

TESTIMONY OF JAMES A. ST. PIERRE MAINE DIRECTOR, RESTORE: THE NORTH WOODS TO THE ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE IN OPPOSITION TO LD 1772 RESOLVE, REGARDING LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF CHAPTER 200: METALLIC MINERAL EXPLORATION, ADVANCED EXPLORATION AND MINING, A LATE-FILED … Continue reading

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Bangor Daily News: National parks’ closure underscores their significance – 10/9/13

The shutdown of our national government, driven by an extremist minority in the U.S. Congress, is economically reckless and, ultimately, politically self-defeating. For those of us who love our public open spaces, it is especially maddening to watch the more … Continue reading

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Large Scale Mining is a Threat to Maine Woods

TESTIMONY OF JAMES A. ST. PIERRE MAINE DIRECTOR, RESTORE: THE NORTH WOODS TO THE MAINE BOARD OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CONCERNING DRAFT MINING RULES Good afternoon. My name is Jym St. Pierre. I am Maine Director of RESTORE: The North Woods, … Continue reading

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Recent Letter to the Editor in Maine Sunday Telegram by RESTORE’s Maine Director Jym St. Pierre

This letter by Jym St. Pierre, RESTORE’S Maine Director, is in response to a letter to the editor that was critical of an article in the Maine Sunday Telegram reporting progress toward a national park in the Maine Woods: MAINE SUNDAY … Continue reading

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Jym St. Pierre on Support for a New Maine Woods National Park

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A National Treasure in Maine Deserves National Support And National Attention

REFLECTIONS FROM THE NORTHEAST REGIONAL DIRECTOR A National Treasure in Maine Deserves National Support And National Attention Alexander R. Brash, NE Regional Director, NPCA Bringing great ideas and great projects to fruition is never easy, and creating a great new … Continue reading

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Response to: Politics Raise A Potential Roadblock to Creation Of A “MWNP”

Jym St. Pierre, Maine Director of RESTORE: The North Woods, responds below to Maine lawmakers resolve to oppose the creation of a national park. http://www.mpbn.net/News/MaineNewsArchive/tabid/181/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3475/ItemId/16842/Default.aspx Maine Lawmakers Resolve to Oppose Creation of a National Park 06/17/2011   Reported By: Susan Sharon … Continue reading

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