Thursday, February 9, 2012

Maine: What happened to the Marine Resources commissioner?, an update

This past summer I wrote a piece for Down East, trying to get to the bottom of the fiery resignation of Maine's Department of Marine Resources commissioner, Norman Olsen. The article was based on the partial release of public records in response to an open records request, so I promised at the time to update readers once the governor's office finally completed the request.

This wasn't as easy as one might hope, but I did obtain a few additional documents, which largely support the previous story. Nonetheless, I've filed a slightly revised (and updated) account in the new issue of Working Waterfront, whose readers may have a particular interest in marine policy and could well have missed the first story.

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