AUGUSTA – Governor Paul LePage says he doesn’t want a National Park in Northern Maine.
LePage sent a letter to President Barack Obama this week, saying he opposes creating a National Park. He said he’s concerned about the rights of hunters, ATV and snowmobile users, as well as commercial timber harvesters.
Under the plan, a group called Elliotsville Plantation would grant 150,000 acres to the National Park Service.
Several towns have already held public votes to gauge support for the proposed park, with two towns set to vote in the near future. East Millinocket will hold a nonbinding referendum on the park on June 11th. Medway will hold a similar vote June 23rd.