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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Maine Could (and Should) be Energy Independent

Imagine if we could keep in-state the $6 billion we spend annually on energy? By George Smith Central Maine newspapers column Maine has lots of energy, or the potential for it. As I sat through the interesting E2Tech conference on “Aligning Energy Challenges with Compatible Policies,” I kept staring at

Groups Urge State to Reconsider New Solar Rules

by Fred Bever Maine Public news story Listen to full news story. A broad coalition of solar power businesses, environmental advocates and industrial energy users want state regulators to reconsider new rules for solar power adopted earlier this year. But the move may just be a prelude to litigation —

Green Power Advocates Press Regulators to Adopt Solar-friendly Rules

by Steve Collins, staff writer Sun Journal news story AUGUSTA — Solar power advocates are asking Maine utility regulators to reconsider a recent ruling they say will crimp the growth of a much-needed new energy source. A coalition of critics filed a formal petition Tuesday with the Maine Public Utilities
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Protect Maine from Mining Pollution

Dangerous mining rules are back again, for the third time! The LePage Administration is proposing mining rules that, if passed, would not protect Maine’s clean water or taxpayers! We cannot let irresponsible mining companies wreck Maine’s environment. Please tell your legislators that Maine needs strong protections to ensure mines will not pollute our waters or leave taxpayers with the costs of cleaning up mining disasters.

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

By NRCM | March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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This Sunday is Maine Maple Sunday! Celebrate by finding recipes in which you can swap in locally made maple syrup instead of using imported cane sugar. To find a list of participating sugar houses, click here. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.  

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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.