An Act To Protect Maine Lakes (2014)

Maine has some of the most beautiful, valuable lakes in the country, but water quality is declining because lake protection efforts have been weakened by the LePage administration.
Maine’s lakes generate at least $3.5 billion in economic activity annually and help sustain 52,000 jobs; it makes sense to protect them for economic as well as environmental reasons.
The legislature enacted a bill to require a 25 ft. setback for the application of fertilizer with votes of 138-0 in the House and 35-0 in the Senate. The Governor vetoed the bill. While the House overrode the veto, the Senate failed to override (24 votes were needed to override). The veto override roll call votes are scored.