Protecting Maine's Environment

Since 1959

Protecting the nature of Maine since 1959, by harnessing the power of science, the law, and the voices of people who value Maine's environment.

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CMP “Settlement” Less Than Meets the Eye, Opposition to Corridor Continues to Grow

MA Attorney General testimony shows project would not reduce carbon pollution; Firefighters join growing chorus of opposition in Western Maine NRCM News Release Augusta – A settlement package being offered by Central Maine Power (CMP) for its highly contentious corridor project offers Maine people much less than meets the eye...

LED Light Conversion Could Save Caribou Nearly $100,000 Annually

by Christopher Bouchard, Aroostook Republican & News Bangor Daily News story CARIBOU, Maine — Caribou City Manager Dennis Marker updated councilors on Feb. 11 about the results of an Investment Grade Audit report concerning the potential conversion of Caribou street lights to more efficient and less expensive LED. Marker said...

Following Advocacy from Senators Collins and King, Senate Votes to Permanently Reauthorize LWCF

LWCF has conserved land and created outdoor recreation opportunities across the country. News release from Senators Collins and King Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate approved a permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) as part of a public lands legislative package. The legislation passed by...

Take Action on Bills Impacting Maine's Environment

NRCM is following more than 200 bills that could affect Maine's environment this session. Bookmark and visit our Legislative Bill Tracking page to learn more about these pieces of legislation, read NRCM testimony, view latest action, and find out how you can get involved to protect the nature of Maine.

NRCM is Turning 60!

Our 60th anniversary is a great reminder that we must ensure strong environmental protections for those who will come after us. Hear from members about how their environmental priorities were encouraged by earlier generations and how they are passing these on to the next generation. Also, find out about upcoming events and how you can get involved.

New NRCM Podcast Episode

Have you ever wondered what actually goes on at the State House? NRCM Advocacy Director Pete Didisheim has more than two decades of experience working at the Capitol to advocate for policies to protect Maine’s environment. In this episode, our host, Carly Peruccio, joins Pete for a visit to the State House as he deconstructs how the legislative process works and how citizens can shape state policies.

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 the study that shows that it would do nothing to reduce climate-changing pollution.

CMP transmission line proposal

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Moving Ahead on Climate & Clean Energy at the Maine State House

This year, with continuing bipartisan support for action on clean energy and climate change, we're finally poised to make important strides that reduce pollution, lower energy costs, and create a stronger economy.

Meet Michaela, NRCM's School Intern

A junior at Bates College, Michaela Bowen says, "Working for NRCM gives me the ability to contribute to the incredible efforts being made to protect our irreplaceable environment and toward a cause that I have always been passionate about."

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.

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.


My Maine This Week: Jayne Winters

Deering Oaks Jared Swartz

My Maine This Week: Jared Swartz

Popham Beach by Steve Berger

My Maine This Week: Steve Berger

Industry, Maine, Reflection over Clearwater Lake

My Maine This Week: Aaron Rivard

Hampshire Hill, New Sharon, by Sam Horine

My Maine This Week: Sam Horine

Portland's Back Cove from Baxter Boulevard. Dave Maher photo

My Maine This Week: Dave Maher

Great Head Trail, ANP, Michael Walsh

My Maine This Week: Michael Walsh

Thomas Pond, Casco, by Karen Gannon

My Maine This Week: Karen Gannon

cardinal in Old Town, Pam Wells

My Maine This Week: Pam Wells

Green Tip of the Day

non toxic cleaners

Poison Control

Most poisonings that occur in the home are caused by cleaning products, and most victims are under age six. Clean with nontoxic materials such as vinegar, peroxide, and baking soda. Get recipes by requesting our Clean and Healthy Housekeeping brochure at our Publications page. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip Read More

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Creature Feature

Hal Winters Red fox in South China

Creature Feature: Red Fox

Did you know that the red fox is the most widely distributed carnivore in the world and one of the most common animals in the Northern Hemisphere?

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