Mount Desert Islander

E-Bike Advocates’ Influence Questioned

by Mount Desert Islander | December 26, 2019
“WASHINGTON, D.C. — A series of meetings between e-bike industry lobbyists and federal officials has been terminated due to legal concerns, according to documents obtained by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility under the Freedom of Information Act. The rules governing ...

E-Bikes in National Parks Challenged

by Mount Desert Islander | December 12, 2019
“WASHINGTON, D.C. — Acadia National Park visitors Phyllis Koenig and David Perel have joined a lawsuit against the National Park Service and Department of the Interior for allowing “e-bike use throughout the National Park System.” The legal complaint was filed last week by ...

E-Bike Order May Be Challenged

by Mount Desert Islander | November 27, 2019
“BAR HARBOR — Local opponents of a new rule that has opened Acadia’s carriage roads to some categories of e-bikes may have a new ally. They received an email from Friends of Acadia (FOA) last week, offering to put them in contact with a national nonprofit organization that may ...