Protecting Maine's Environment
Trump’s EPA Taking Its Most Harmful Step Yet, This Time on Mercury Emissions
Land Use Planning Commission Holds Public Hearing
A Welcome Change for Maine's Climate
"Governor Mills spoke eloquently about how Maine’s land and waters define our way of life and the places we call home. It was a potent reminder of why we are engaged in this work to protect Maine’s environment for now and for future generations." Hear more from NRCM CEO Lisa Pohlmann and watch Governor Mills' full inaugural address.
CMP's Proposed Transmission Line: A Bad Deal for Maine
CMP wants to build a 145-mile transmission line though Maine's woods solely to bring hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts, with no significant benefit to Maine people or our climate! Read about the study that shows that it would do nothing to reduce climate-changing pollution. Then be sure to sign the petition in opposition to CMP's proposal.
Listen to New NRCM Podcast Episode
2019 is a big year for the Natural Resources Council of Maine. This is our 60th anniversary! In this episode, NRCM CEO Lisa Pohlmann looks back on NRCM's key achievements from 60 years of advocacy, reflects on Augusta's current political climate, and shares her long-term goals for NRCM. Enjoy!
The Natural Resources Council of Maine remains deeply concerned about the impacts of a proposal by the Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC) to change criteria for adjacency. Adjacency is the screen that determines the general location of development in Maine’s Unorganized Territories (UT).
Maine Environmental Issues in 2019
NRCM Senior Director of Advocacy Pete Didisheim writes about the environmental issues that will be priorities for the Natural Resources Council of Maine and other environmental groups during the 2019 legislative session, and shares ways in which you can get involved.
Dead and Dying Trees are Key to Life
Did you know that dead or partially dead standing trees (snags) and cavity trees (live or partially dead trees with cavities) are important to the life cycle and habitat needs of more than 40 species of birds and mammals, and countless species of insects and fungi? Learn more from wildlife ecologist Deb Perkins.
Pine Siskins, Year of the Bird Ambassadors
The end of the 2018 Year of the Bird is near, and in this month's blog, Jeff and Allison Wells share information about the future of birds like the Pine Siskin whose populations know no human political borders yet rely on strong environmental policies, including those supported by the Natural Resources Council of Maine, to help ensure its long-term survival.
Winter is almost here, and now is a great time to find ways to improve your home's energy efficiency. Let NRCM help! Our brochure, "Bright Ideas: Tips for Home Energy Savings," is full of tips and ideas to help you save energy and save money on your home heating costs. Download or request your copy today!
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.