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Protesters Gather to Oppose Development Plan 

(AP) Maine Earth First! claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s demonstration outside the Augusta offices of the Land Use

Regulation Commission, which is weighing the development proposal. Meg Gilmartin, who was suspended atop a tepee-like wooden tripod, said the &quot:destruction of the largest undeveloped area east of the Mississippi will not be tolerated.&quot:

Seattle-based Plum Creek is proposing 975 house lots, two large resorts and protection of 430,000 acres in the Moosehead Lake region. LURC’s decision is expected by year’s end.