LATEST SENATOR KING
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) today announced they have introduced Senate legislation that would help address the concerns of communities near Acadia National Park (ANP) about boundary issues and the use of intertidal zones by harvesters of clams and worms. The bill reflects feedback from the local community on the legislation introduced in January by Senators Collins and King and Representatives Bruce Poliquin and Chellie Pingree. A companion bill was also introduced by U.S. Representatives Bruce Poliquin and Chellie Pingree in the House of Representatives.
“Generations of Maine harvesters and wormers have earned their livings and provided for their families on the flats of the intertidal zone at Acadia,” Senators Collins and King said in a joint statement. “The federal government must respect the longstanding rights of local people so they can support their livelihoods and strengthen Maine’s economy. This bill responds to community concerns and seeks to find commonsense solutions to ensure the National Park Service remains a good neighbor to the surrounding communities.”
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