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Loss | May 16 2017

Coastal Preservation

The Maine Chapter worked with our Northeast Regional Manager to support the passage of LD469, An Act To Establish a Generally Applicable Regulatory Standard To Address Impacts of Sea Level Change and Increased Storm Surges.

Summary for LD469, An Act To Establish a Generally Applicable Regulatory Standard To Address Impacts of Sea Level Change and Increased Storm Surges:

"This bill amends the State's coastal management laws to require the Department of Environmental Protection to apply to activities under its jurisdiction a generally applicable regulatory standard that addresses the impacts of sea level change and increased storm surges on coastal resources within the coastal area of the State. The bill directs the department to adopt rules establishing that standard on or before November 1, 2018."

  • Public Hearing was on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10:00 AM,Cross Building, Room 216

The Surfrider Foundation submitted testimony to support passage of this important bill.

Unfortunately, on April 14 the Committee voted that this bill should not pass. The bill then died on the floor.

You can volunteer with our chapter and join/renew your Surfrider membership to BEST support our work in Maine.

THANK YOU for your help in trying to pass this common sense measure!

Coastal Preservation

Beaches are a unique and dynamic landscape that should be protected for the future. The Surfrider Foundation is leading efforts at the state and local levels to protect our shorelines on every coast. Our efforts are focused on establishing appropriate setbacks for development, opposing shoreline structures, and placing coastal lands in public trust.

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