AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The professional logging contractors of Maine, a trade group representing the men and women working in Maine's forests believe the state legislature can and must take action now to save jobs in the state's struggling rural economy. With biomass power plants in West Enfield and Jonesboro closing in March, loggers are running out of places to take their harvested timber.
To save those plants, Dana Doran, the executive director of the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine says lawmakers need to take action.
"I think we're in a tough spot and I think the governor and the legislature appreciate that." Doran said. "They understand whats happened in the past 6 months with the paper mills and this situation and that something has to be done for the long run."