The History and Future of LD 1323

August 28, 2019

The 129th Maine Legislature (meeting from January-June, 2019) had several pieces of legislation before it that would have expanded public use rights in/on Maine intertidal lands, and that would have reexamined the question of ownership of these unique land areas.  Suffice it to say there was little legislative interest in pressing the latter issue–ownership issues will need to be raised by litigation that brings all of the arguments suggesting that Maine owns its intertidal lands before the courts, reaching to the U.S. Supreme Court, if that becomes necessary.


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…