An update on petition

July 1, 2018

It has been several months since the petition to the Maine Legislature was initiated.  To date, over 1,000 supporters have signed on.  It is my hope this number will continue to grow as reviews and speaking engagements grow in number and more copies of the book are sold, placed in libraries, and distributed to legislators and decision makers.  The awareness is growing that Maine’s present intertidal land law lacks common sense, is out of sync with the law in most other coastal states, and is predicated on faulty legal analysis.  Also growing is the awareness that judicial mistakes of…


Our right to enjoy Maine’s beaches must be restored

June 14, 2018

By George Smith, A Bangor Daily News Blog Book Review — In 1989, Maine’s Supreme Court took away our right to enjoy our ocean intertidal zones. Looking all the way back to when Maine was part of Massachusetts, the Justices ruled that our opportunities to enjoy the intertidal zones are limited to fishing, fouling, and navigation.