Stories about Land Use Regulation Commission


State hires Michigan firm for mining regulations rewrite

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 19, 2012, at 12:41 p.m.

Lawmakers still divided on key component of LURC reform bill

By Kevin Miller on March 01, 2012, at 7:30 p.m.

Environmental group opposes weakening LURC

The Associated Press on Feb. 09, 2012, at 1:32 p.m.
Catherine Carroll

LURC head steps down as changes loom

By Kevin Miller on Jan. 05, 2012, at 1:48 p.m.

First Wind wants to pull Bowers Mountain wind project — for now

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 16, 2011, at 7:54 p.m.

Panel’s lack of progress has LURC supporters worried for agency’s future

By Steve Mistler, Sun Journal on Oct. 28, 2011, at 5:05 a.m.

LURC members favor rejection of wind farm

By Kevin Miller on Oct. 20, 2011, at 9:01 p.m.
Bill Beardsley

Maine conservation official urges invested groups to work toward common goals

By Kevin Miller on Oct. 19, 2011, at 9:53 p.m.
A cluster of windmills operate on the north side of Mars Hill Mountain in Mars Hill in January 2007. Members of the Land Use Regulation Commission on Wednesday approved a 19-turbine wind energy project proposed for rural Hancock County.

LURC approves 19-turbine wind farm in Hancock County

By Kevin Miller on Oct. 05, 2011, at 12:47 p.m.

Willimantic residents may deorganize town

By Diana Bowley on Sept. 29, 2011, at 10:54 p.m.
First Wind's Tower 39 looms over people gathered to celebrate the opening of the Stetson II wind project, which added 17 additional turbines to their Stetson wind project near Danforth on Tuesday, April 6, 2010.

First Wind applying to erect wind speed test poles in Aroostook County

By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 22, 2011, at 7:45 p.m.

Panel sets ground rules for LURC reform effort

By Kevin Miller on Sept. 22, 2011, at 1:23 p.m.

LURC reform group to convene Thursday in Bangor

By Kevin Miller on Sept. 20, 2011, at 7:17 p.m.

LURC reform group to begin work on Sept. 22 in Bangor

By Kevin Miller on Sept. 09, 2011, at 7:56 p.m.

Rockwood residents have opposing views on abolishing LURC

By Diana Bowley on Sept. 06, 2011, at 12:17 p.m.

Critics say LePage, GOP stacked deck against LURC

By Kevin Miller on Aug. 29, 2011, at 7:28 p.m.

LePage, Maine leaders choose panelists to study LURC’s future

By Kevin Miller on Aug. 26, 2011, at 10 p.m.

19-turbine wind farm gets initial OK in Hancock County

By Eric Russell on Aug. 03, 2011, at 6:14 p.m.

LePage signs bill to examine land panel’s future

The Associated Press on July 11, 2011, at 8:24 p.m.
James Palmer, Ph.D., of Scenic Quality Consultants of Burlington, Vermont, listens to the line of questioning presented by attorney Juliet T. Browne, who is representing Champlain Wind LLC, during the Bowers Wind Power Project Hearing on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor. The hearing is part of a series of public forums held by Maine's Land Use Regulation Commission to allow both the public and the applicant opportunities to present testimony for and against the wind power development.

Guides say Bowers Mountain wind project would disrupt wildlife, harm business

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 06, 2011, at 1:29 p.m.