Bill Would Protect York River, Maine

Looking at the York River as it flows into York Harbor. Photo/Army Corp of Engineers.
Looking at the York River as it flows into York Harbor. Photo/Army Corp of Engineers.

Working Waterfront: U.S. House and Senate leaders have agreed to include legislation originally written by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, D-North Haven, in a major defense spending bill that is expected to pass Congress this week.

Pingree’s bill—the York River Wild and Scenic River Study Act—would create a 3-year study to determine if the river could be included in the National Park Service’s Wild and Scenic River program. Being included in the program would bring attention, tourism and federal funding to the river to protect its resources and stimulate the local economy.

Read more about the bill that would designate the York River in Maine a Wild and Scenic River.