Land and Water Steward Organizations in Support of the Pine Tree Amendment
LD 489 Language: The people of the State have the right to a clean and healthy environment and to the preservation of the natural, cultural and healthful qualities of the environment. The State may not infringe upon these rights. The State shall conserve, protect and maintain the State’s natural resources, including, but not limited to, its air, water, land and ecosystems for the benefit of all the people, including generations yet to come.
Dear Representatives of the Maine State Legislature,
As lake, river and watershed stewardship organizations and land trusts, we are writing to urge you to support the Pine Tree Amendment. We believe passage of this amendment will be important for the preservation of the Maine that we love.
The Pine Tree Amendment is a profound statement of values that resonates with our mission. We protect forests, mountains, wetlands, coastlines, lakes, and rivers because we believe that all people in Maine should have access to a clean and healthy environment. Passage of the Pine Tree Amendment will support the work we do every day.
People in Maine should have a constitutional amendment which provides a right to the preservation of the natural, cultural, and healthful qualities of the environment to benefit current and future generations.
Join us in stewarding Maine’s environment and vote to pass the Pine Tree Amendment.