Legal Battle Set For Maine's Largest Development

The nation's largest landowner, Plum Creek Timber Co., is entering a legal battle with environmental groups over its proposal to create the largest development in Maine's history.

"Plum Creek Timber Co.'s proposal to rezone more than 400,000 acres in the Moosehead Lake region promises to be the biggest development in Maine history, and the fight about its approval promises to be one of the state's most complicated legal battles.

In preparation for hearings that could be nine months or more away, two leading environmental groups already have hired two of Maine's best known trial lawyers to represent them before the Land Use Regulation Commission.

'It's why I got into this whole business to begin with,' DeTroy said. 'It's a chance to do something I really care about for a larger public good. This is challenging, interesting, important stuff.'"

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