Protecting Maine's Environment
Have you heard about Central Maine Power's proposed 145-mile high voltage transmission line from the Quebec-Maine border, through western Maine to Lewiston? CMP is proposing to build a transmission line though Maine's woods solely to bring hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts, with no significant benefit to Maine people and no benefit to our climate!
Add your name in opposition to CMP's proposal.
Land Development Proposal Raises Concerns for Northern Maine Residents
CMP Has Not Demonstrated Climate Benefits for Transmission Project
Remove Scott Pruitt from the EPA
EPA Administrator Pruitt is unfit to lead the federal agency that protects our public health, environment, and economy. During his time in office, Pruitt has worked to silence scientists and derail dozens of environmental safeguards that protect our clean air, clean water, public lands, and climate. We need to replace him with someone who will stand up for the American people rather than polluters. Read our news release.
Fur, Feathers, and Other Bird Nest Treasures
Birders Jeff and Allison Wells have found a “higher purpose” in grooming their kitties: setting out the fluffy fur for birds to use in building their nests! NRCM joins the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon Society, and others to celebrate the #YearOfTheBird.
Help Protect Fish River Lakes from Irving Development
Canadian conglomerate J.D. Irving Ltd. has filed a proposal to rezone more than 51,000 acres of land in northern Maine, near the Fish River Lakes. Irving’s concept plan, the second largest rezoning application in Maine's history, will set a precedent for future rezoning projects in the North Woods, and NRCM is intervening in this process to examine the facts and raise our concerns. Learn how you can get involved to help protect this special place.
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.
Get your copy of our newest publication, "Reduce Your Use" for tips to reduce your impact on the environment (and your wallet) by making simple changes to your daily habits.
Green Tip of the Day
Polystyrene is a petroleum-based substance commonly known as styrofoam. It can’t be recycled so avoid it when possible—keep a toxic-free travel mug in your car for take-out beverages and bring your own reusable “doggy bag” container for your restaurant leftovers. Find out how to help your town ban foam food containers. To view more tips,… Continue ReadingRead More