Environmental and fishing groups that have opposed rules to jumpstart mining in Maine are backing efforts to strengthen existing laws and regulation. by Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press US News and World Report news story AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Environmental and fishing groups that have opposed rules to jumpstart mining in the state are now backing… Continue Reading
Proposals range from easing environmental regulations to enacting a ban on metal mining. by Kevin Miller, staff writer Portland Press Herald news story The years-long debate over mining in Maine will return to the State House on Monday when lawmakers consider proposals to either rewrite the state’s environmental regulations or enact a total ban on… Continue Reading
by Steve Mistler Maine Public news story Listen to full news story. The issue of metal mining in Maine and how it should be regulated has been debated numerous times in the Legislature, but never settled. Environmentalists and residents of Aroostook County converged on the State House Monday for another go. Lawmakers are reviewing seven… Continue Reading
Senator Saviello, Representative Tucker, and members of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee: My name is Nick Bennett, and I am the Staff Scientist for the Natural Resources Council of Maine. I reside in Hallowell. I am testifying in opposition to LD 395 and LD 160 and in support of LD 820. Testimony in Opposition… Continue Reading
The Maine Board of Environmental Protection has voted unanimously to adopt controversial new mining rules for the state.
The Maine Board of Environmental Protection endorsed a major rewrite of mining regulations on Thursday, setting the stage for another legislative debate over the contentious issue.
Record Shows Opponents Outnumber Proponents: 441-2 News release Augusta, Maine – Today the Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) voted unanimously to provisionally adopt weak rules that would govern metal mining in Maine. Because metal mining poses such a serious threat to water quality, these rules were opposed 441-2 by Maine scientists, business people, conservation groups,… Continue Reading
Next week is National Wildlife Refuge Week. Celebrate by visiting a national wildlife refuge right here in Maine. For a full list, visit www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/ByState.cfm?state=ME. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Let’s work together to secure as much access to these places as we can while we have the chance. By Tim Glidden, president of Maine Coast Heritage Trust in Topsham Portland Press Herald op-ed TOPSHAM — The Press Herald’s recent editorial “Our View: Court ruling on Harpswell beach access shows need for public land” offers… Continue Reading