Familiar sayings comfort me in times of great distress. Indeed, the Trump Administration’s attacks on our environmental protections and on science-based policymaking—and his complete disregard for truth—infuriate me every day. “This too shall pass,” is an adage that reminds me I have lived through several national crises, and I will live to see better days Read More
Notes from Lisa
Lisa Pohlmann writes about her experiences as NRCM’s CEO, including her perspectives and interactions doing our advocacy work, meeting with NRCM members and others across the state, and enjoying first-hand the beauty of the Maine environment that NRCM works so hard to protect.
Scott Pruitt, the Trump nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), faces his first hurdle this Wednesday (February 1) when Congress’s Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) votes on his nomination. They will undoubtedly vote to recommend him. Maine’s Senator Susan Collins needs to make her move now. Pruitt’s record is a laundry list Read More
It has been a very big year for NRCM and the people of Maine. In June, the Penobscot River Restoration Project was completed, opening up nearly 2,000 miles of habitat for 11 species of native sea-run fish. NRCM began working on this project with others more than 16 years ago. In August, we saw the Read More
Today we awoke to the results of a bitter and divisive election, wondering what it all means. The outcome has many of us deeply concerned about whether the harsh rhetoric of the campaign will translate into policies that put our communities and places we love at risk. At a time when we need to be Read More
My remarks at today’s news conference about Clean Power Plan litigation in the U.S. Court of Appeals: Right now, judges at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, DC are hearing oral arguments in a lawsuit brought by polluters and their allies against the EPA’s historic Clean Power Plan. I am proud to be joined Read More
We are thrilled about President Obama’s decision to establish a new national monument in Maine on land east of Baxter State Park. We can think of no better way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service than with the addition of the wonderful Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. We are delighted Read More
On May 16, 2016, more than 1,100 supporters of new National Monument for Maine attended a hearing in Orono, hosted by Senator Angus King, who invited National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis to hear from Maine people about the proposal. The incredible turnout included people from every corner of the state. About 200 people came Read More
I’d like to cap off 2015 with a short note about a big topic: our place in the international community.
by Lisa Pohlmann, NRCM Executive Director I have been speaking with many of NRCM’s longtime members these past few months. They remember with pride how NRCM helped restore the Kennebec from a stinking industrial dump to a vibrant river that supports the largest alewife run east of the Mississippi. They remember when we helped ban Read More