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To encounter a river otter in the wild is to know joy. How could it be otherwise?
Senator Davis, Representative Dunphy, and members of the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry: My name is Nick Bennett, and I am the Staff Scientist for the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM). I reside in Hallowell. I am testifying in support of LD 159 as amended. Metal mining in sulfide ores is one of… Continue Reading
Senator Maker, Representative Kumiega, and members of the Marine Resources Committee: My name is Nick Bennett, and I am the Staff Scientist for the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM). NRCM is Maine’s largest environmental advocacy group with more than 20,000 members and supporters. I am testifying in support of LD 922, which would reopen… Continue Reading
The president wants to end the funding that covers 70% of the operating costs for the wildlife sites used by the public, researchers and educators. by Colin Woodard, staff writer Portland Press Herald news story The Wells Reserve at Laudholm could become a casualty of a Trump administration plan to slash the budget of the… Continue Reading
This photo of a Barred Owl was taken in Jefferson earlier this month by NRCM member Kathy Sparrow of Jefferson, Maine. To see past My Maine This Week photos, or to submit a photo of your own to be featured on our website, please visit www.nrcm.org/our-maine/my-maine-this-week.
A lawmaker says outsourcing workers because of poor equipment is like eliminating a state trooper whose cruiser is dying. by Kevin Miller, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story AUGUSTA — LePage administration proposals to outsource two dozen state park jobs and eliminate conservation-related positions received a chilly reception from some lawmakers and advocacy groups… Continue Reading
Sen. King calls the cuts ‘deeply troubling’ while Rep. Pingree says they’ll hurt Maine business. by Colin Woodard, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story The Trump administration’s proposal to impose deep cuts on the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget is raising fears that it would devastate Maine’s environment and undermine its economy. The preliminary White… Continue Reading
Rolling back spending on fisheries management, marine research and weather forecasting would disrupt our state’s fishing industry. Portland Press Herald editorial Though funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration amounts to less than one-half of 1 percent of discretionary federal spending, it pays outsize dividends for Maine. The people at the center of our… Continue Reading