The long-sought compromise, which has the support of several major environmental organizations, would ban open-pit mines and prohibit mining on state-owned public lands and under lakes. by Kevin Miller, staff writer Portland Press Herald news story AUGUSTA — A legislative committee gave near-unanimous support Wednesday to a proposed overhaul of Maine’s mining regulations that has… Continue Reading
By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story With a smiling Gov. Paul LePage looking on, President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order telling the U.S. Department of the Interior to review at least two dozen national monuments created by presidential decree — likely including Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters… Continue Reading
Trump’s order seeks to review national monument designations but it’s not clear if it will affect Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Water National Monument. by Scott Thistle, staff writer Portland Press Herald news story Gov. Paul LePage joined President Trump in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday for a ceremony where Trump signed an executive order to review… Continue Reading
By Anthony Brino, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story A mining reform bill backed by the Natural Resources Council of Maine received the greenlight from a key committee Wednesday, but the action also opened up a rift among environmental advocates, with some arguing that the state should ban large-scale metal mining outright. The Maine… Continue Reading
On bright days, open blinds, drapes, and shutters to let the sun light your home naturally, and for free. The cheapest and most energy-efficient light and heat source is often right outside your window. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
By Anthony Brino, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story A key legislative committee this week could advance a mining bill backed by the Natural Resources Council of Maine that would ban large open pit metal mines and impoundments of mine waste. Members of the state Legislature’s Joint Environment and Natural Resources Committee spent three… Continue Reading
by Edgar Allen Beem The Forecaster column When I drove into the drug store parking lot the other day I found myself parked in a litter of little plastic liquor bottles. I mentioned this to an employee who told me they had someone who picked up the empty “nips” once or twice a day, but… Continue Reading
Maintaining a smaller lawn and mowing less often are better for the environment and will free up a little more of your time. Letting a little more of your land go wild will help provide a little more habitat for Maine’s native wildlife, too. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip… Continue Reading
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.