Environment: How to Save Maine for One Thin Dime

It looks, feels and reads like a newspaper. Appearing on newsstands, A Maine Manifest even costs a dime. But it is a master plan—a compilation of data, projections and ideas of the kind that most citizens never see. It tells how Maine's residents "might regain control of the state's future, which has slipped away from them."

Maine's dilemma is to gain the benefits of economic development without ruining its glorious natural environment. That the poverty-stricken state will grow is certain: its thick stands of timber, its scenic land and deep harbors ensure more manufacturing, trade and tourism. As in most states, development...

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