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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Climate Skeptics Demand Safe Space for Their Unscientific Beliefs

by Francis Flisiuk Portland Phoenix news story For decades, the overwhelming consensus from scientists and their peer-reviewed studies is that climate change is both accelerated by human activity and a serious threat. But despite this, it would seem that contrarian voices are getting louder in the Trump era — at

EPA Cuts Could Mean Trouble for Maine

WGME news story Watch full news video.  PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Trump administration is proposing deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, and if those cuts are approved, some say it could mean trouble for Maine. A new report released Thursday by the Natural Resources Council of Maine says

New Report: Proposed EPA Cuts Put State’s Environment At Risk

by Susan Sharon Maine Public news story A new report from the Natural Resources Council of Maine paints a bleak picture of what could happen in Maine if the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency are adopted. The proposal calls for cutting the agency’s budget 31 percent,


The Trump Administration has proposed deep cuts to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs that reduce pollution in Maine, save the lives of Maine people, and strengthen our communities and economy. Read our new report, "Damaging Maine: The Impact of Proposed Cuts to the EPA Budget," to learn how the Administration’s unprecedented proposed cuts to EPA would cause widespread harm to efforts to protect clean air and clean water, achieve economic redevelopment at shuttered paper mills, and protect Maine people from toxic hazards.

Read the full report.

Protect Katahdin Woods & Waters

Efforts are afoot to dismantle the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in the heart of Maine’s North Woods. We need you to ask Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and your representatives in Congress to protect Katahdin Woods and Waters. Help protect this treasured landscape and economic opportunity for Maine.

Maine State House

Want to stay up to date on all of the bills being discussed at the Maine Legislature this spring? Visit NRCM's legislative bill tracking page to view the public hearing schedule, fact sheets about bills we are working on, and to find out where NRCM stands on the issues. Bookmark this page and visit often throughout the session!

Clean Energy Raffle

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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Green Tip of the Day

Sweeten the Pot with Syrup

By NRCM | April 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
maple tap

When cooking, look for recipes in which you can swap in locally made maple syrup instead of using imported cane sugar. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.    

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To encounter a river otter in the wild is to know joy. How could it be otherwise? “Otters are highly intelligent; their inclination to make a ‘game’ out of almost any activity is almost legendary,” wrote Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife biologist John Hunt. Learn more about river otters 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.

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.