BDN cites mineral mining report by De Urioste-Stone, grad student

A preliminary University of Maine report on survey data related to mineral mining in Maine was cited in the Bangor Daily News politics blog, “State & Capitol.” The blog post, titled “Why legislating mining in Maine is so hard, in one survey,” featured information from a report compiled by Andrew Morgan, a graduate student in UMaine’s School of Forest Resources, and Sandra De Urioste-Stone, an assistant professor of nature-based tourism. The report contains “some of the only detailed survey data that we’ve seen on the subject,” the article states, adding it confirms that mining is a complicated issue with many trade-offs in the eyes of Mainers, and a general lack of awareness helps explain why there has been a struggle over rules.