LePage Asks Environmental Group to Support Job Creation
Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage is calling on the Natural Resources Council of Maine to meet with him to talk about job creation.
Last week, the environmental nonprofit held a news conference announcing that in late May, LePage's office tracked down a few hundred of its donors and sent them letters encouraging them to rethink their donations.
LePage's letter said the group's "job-crushing, anti-business policies" keep rural Mainers mired in poverty.
The two sides have clashed over mining and solar energy issues.
In his weekly address, LePage defended the letters and said a balance between conservation and development can create "good jobs."
LePage said that doesn't mean "short-term jobs for workers to install a couple of solar panels on your neighbor's roof at our expense." (AP)