Protecting Maine's Environment

Since 1959

Protecting the nature of Maine since 1959, by harnessing the power of science, the law, and the voices of people who value Maine's environment.

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Environmental Groups Decry Confirmation of Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA

by Mal Leary Maine Public news story Listen to full news story. The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Environmental activists are upset that the vote was allowed to happen before next week’s public release of emails between

BREAKING NEWS! NRCM “Deeply Dismayed” by Senate Vote Confirming Pruitt to Head EPA

Statement of Lisa Pohlmann, Executive Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine We are deeply dismayed that the U.S. Senate has voted to confirm Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.  This is bad news for Maine, because we depend on clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment as

Senate on Track to Confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Maine's Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King have both said they will vote against the confirmation. by Michael Biesecker, Associated Press Portland Press Herald news story WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are poised to use their majority to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection
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Urge Your Legislators to Support a Strong Solar Policy for Maine

The Maine PUC voted to roll back Maine's solar policy: net metering. Net metering has made it possible for thousands of Maine homes and businesses to own and produce their own solar power, but the PUC voted to take Maine backward. It's more important than ever that the Legislature stops the PUC from gutting solar in Maine.

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Proceeds will be used to advocate for clean energy in Maine and beyond.

NRCM is raffling an ELF solar and pedal hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the most efficient vehicle on the planet. It gets the equivalent of 1800 MPG. Second place winner receives a free energy audit. Lots of other great prizes. Learn more and enter today.

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Poison Control

By NRCM | February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Most poisonings that occur in the home are caused by cleaning products, and most victims are under age six. Clean with nontoxic materials such as vinegar, peroxide, and baking soda—get recipes by requesting our Clean and Healthy Housekeeping brochure at our Publications page. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of… Continue Reading

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Did you know that an ermine can reach speeds of eight miles per hour, and they can jump as high as six feet? Learn more about ermines here. NRCM's Creature Feature helps you learn about many species of wildlife that live in Maine and whose survival depends upon a clean and healthy environment. See past Creature Features here.

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Featured publication: Clean Housekeeping

NRCM is dedicated to making information available on issues facing Maine’s environment and the people who rely upon it. Our publications, including our Maine Environment newsletters, will, we hope, help you better understand the topic of interest and provide you with information that you can use in your own work on behalf of the people, wildlife, and environment of Maine. Download or order our publications.