Protecting Maine's Environment
One Year Later, National Monument Stands Its Ground
Removing Mercury from Penobscot River Likely Won’t be Easy
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is re-opening the review of clean car standards to get a chance at slashing fuel efficiency standards and slamming the brakes on clean car progress. We need to tell the EPA that Mainers support clean car standards because they protect our public health and our environment while saving consumers money.
Transportation is the largest source of climate-changing carbon pollution in Maine. In 2012, the nation took a big step finalizing standards to reduce carbon pollution and increase fuel efficiency for new passenger vehicles in model years 2017-2025. When fully implemented, these standards would nearly double fuel efficiency, stop six billion metric tons of dangerous tailpipe pollution, and save drivers thousands of dollars in fuel costs. Now, the Trump Administration is reopening the review—and wasting taxpayer money. Tell the EPA that you want cleaner car standards.
"Explore Maine" with NRCM!
Looking for great summer reads? Stunning places for adventure? Insider tips for exploring the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument? Download or request our new Explore Maine publication to learn all that and find books written by NRCM members, beautiful photos by some of our regular My Maine This Week photographers, and much more, including our staff members’ tips for exploring KWW for paddling, biking, birding, hiking, and more. Order your copy or read it online.
Vote for NRCM People's Choice Award
After more than 40 nominations, six finalists have been selected for NRCM's 12th annual People's Choice Award, given to volunteers who have devoted their time and effort to making sure future generations will enjoy the kind of Maine we know and love today. Learn about each of the finalists and then place your vote for NRCM's People's Choice Award. Deadline to vote is noon on Tuesday, September 12.
To encounter a river otter in the wild is to know joy. How could it be otherwise? “Otters are highly intelligent; their inclination to make a ‘game’ out of almost any activity is almost legendary,” wrote Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife biologist John Hunt.
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.Read More
Featured publication: Visitors Guide to Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument
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.