The Maine Solid Waste Landfills Clean Up and Closures Bond Issue, also known as Question 2, was on the November 3, 1987 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved. The measure issued $8 million in bonds to clean up and close solid waste landfills that posed a hazard to public health and water quality. The proceeds of the bonds were allocated in two amounts: $1.5 million for a site evaluation and planning program and $6.5 million for a municipal implementation grants program.
In 1989, another legislatively-referred bond question issued an additional $6 million in bonds to clean up and close solid waste landfills that posed a hazard to public health and to ground water quality.
| Maine Question 2 (1987)|
| Yes|| 273,837|| 70.29%|
Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Do you favor a $8,000,000 bond issue for cleaning up and closing solid waste landfills that pose a hazard to public health and to ground water quality?
Media editorial positions
The cost of cleanup is high. But the cost of doing nothing, or of doing the job inadequately, is far higher.
—Bangor Daily News Editorial
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-," accessed April 25, 2014
- ↑ Bangor Daily News, "State of Maine Special Election November 3, 1987: Important Notice to All Voters of the State of Maine," October 27, 1987
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Laws of the State of Maine as Passed by the One Hundred and Thirteenth Legislature, "Private and Special Laws, Chapter 70," accessed April 25, 2014
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- ↑ Bangor Daily News, "Editorials," October 27, 1987