Why Maine Needs Another National Park — Try MoneyBy Michael Frank on February 22nd, 2013
The fight over a national park for Maine comes down to money, as always. But here’s how shortsighted old school ways of thinking are: a study suggests that a second national park in Maine could create 450 to 1,000 jobs. But locals don’t want it, in large part because they fear a national park would shut down nearby logging. You know how many jobs would be created by timbering all 100,000 acres of the proposed park? 50. Read that again: 50. I don’t know what kind of math they’re teaching in Maine, but in most parts of the world 450 to 1,000 trumps 50 every time. But not in Maine. Just hope you’re one of the 50. Via Boston.com.
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