Another group appeals Plum Creek OK

Posted Oct. 22, 2009, at 12:36 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:12 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s largest environmental advocacy group is appealing the state’s conceptual approval of a major development plan near Moosehead Lake.

On Thursday the Natural Resources Council of Maine filed its appeal with the Maine Superior Court on the decision by Maine’s Land Use Regulation Commission to approve the Plum Creek development proposal.

Council Executive Director Brownie Carson says the land use commission violated established laws in approving.

On Wednesday the Forest Ecology Network and RESTORE: The North Woods filed an appeal.

The Plum Creek project calls for 821 house lots, and two resorts with more than 1,200 housing units at Big Moose Mountain and Lily Bay.

LURC officials say they expect the courts to uphold their decision.