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Maine Environmental Bond Act, Question 4 (2003)

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Maine Question 4, also known as the Environmental Bonds Act, was on the November 4, 2003 election ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved.

Election results

Maine Question 4
Approveda Yes 295,569 59.4%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Do you favor a $6,950,000 bond issue for the following purposes:

1. The sum of $2,000,000 to construct and upgrade water pollution control facilities, providing the state match for $10,000,000 in federal funds;

2. The sum of $1,500,000 to provide grants to construct water pollution control facilities;

3. The sum of $500,000 to clean up uncontrolled hazardous substance sites;

4. The sum of $500,000 for the small community grant program to provide grants to rural communities to solve local pollution problems;

5. The sum of $500,000 for the overboard discharge removal program to provide grants to municipalities and individuals to eliminate licensed overboard discharges to shellfish areas, great ponds and drainage areas of less than 10 square miles;

6. The sum of $1,200,000 to support drinking water system improvements that address public health threats, providing the state match for $4,140,000 in federal funds; and

7. The sum of $750,000 to construct environmentally sound water sources that help avoid drought damage to crops?

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