ME Bill to Facilitate Seaweed Removal Denied


According to Seacoast Online, the ME Legislative Council denied the appeal of a bill to make it easier for communities to remove seaweed that washes ashore and, in some cases, can create a health hazard. Current environmental-protection policies make it difficult for communities to remove so-called “cast” seaweed from beaches, and the bill would have required the state to rework its policies to simplify the removal process. According to Seacoast Online, the amount of seaweed washing ashore has increased dramatically in recent years.

Read more about the bill that would have made it easier to remove seaweed from public beaches.