(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 ":destruction of the largest undeveloped area east of the Mississippi will not be tolerated.":
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.