Recently, I have been reading the newspaper in Madison, Wisc., where, as people here probably know, there is a movement in progress by the citizens there to try and recall their governor. He has angered many people due to his adamant determination to stop collective bargaining for state workers.
Sounds like people in Maine need to do the same thing with Gov. Paul LePage.
First of all, he got into the Blaine House with 39 percent of the vote (I know he is not the first to do so).
Secondly, it seems he is trying to turn Maine into the rest of the industrialized, over-polluted, over-populated U.S.
Mainers are struggling, but so are people in other states. How is reducing clean air quality, keeping toxins in plastic baby bottles and children's pajamas going to improve Maine?
In a state that has one of the highest rates of childhood asthma, why is there a need to set the clock back on current improvements in clean air? And why encourage sprawl without adequate oversight that could lessen environmental problems that might result later?
Gov. LePage should know there is a reason why travel and tourism is the number one industry in Maine.
With the world being swamped with carbon dioxide, clearing the north woods of oxygen-replenishing trees and replacing them with asphalt and septic systems sounds like a very, very bad idea.
Sounds a lot like New Jersey to me. Why doesn’t Gov. LePage go and live there?
Jenny Orr, West Paris