On September 2, 2009, Congressman Mike Michaud, Diane Jackson from Sen. Olympia Snowe’s office, Caroline Tremblay from Senator Susan Collins’ office, state legislators, and local officials toured IBEW Local 567’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) facility in Lewiston, Maine, with apprentices, businesspeople, educators, and other members of the public, including NRCM staff. The JATC is Read More
Nature of Maine Blog
The Natural Resources Council of Maine’s “Nature of Maine” blog gives you the inside scoop on some of the latest issues facing Maine’s environment. From environmental news to threats to opportunities, NRCM is on the frontlines of the latest goings-on—and we’re often leading the charge on efforts to protect Maine’s precious lands, air, waters, and wildlife. Read what NRCM staff members have to say and get the perspective of some of our members and supporters who have been guest contributors.
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The U.S. must get its act together and pass federal climate legislation if we hope to avert a climate disaster. This was the message from climate scientist and clean energy expert Dr. Joe Romm at an August 18th NRCM event at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Romm edits the nation’s most-read climate blog (climateprogress.org) Read More
Natural Resources Council of Maine supporters and staff paddled the Kennebec River from Sidney, Maine, to Augusta on August 15, 2009. This event was one of 50 in celebration of NRCM’s 50th anniversary this year. It also commemorated the 10th anniversary of the removal of the Edwards Dam in Augusta. Thanks to all who joined Read More
Hannaford has opened an incredible grocery store in Augusta, Maine, with some of the most significant energy efficiency and environmental design features found anywhere. The store is the first in the nation to earn the highest rating possible from the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED-Platinum certification was awarded to Hannaford at a recent press event Read More
The Legislature did great work this year on energy and environmental legislation. NRCM kept track of more than 160 pieces of legislation (out of more than 1500 introduced), and lawmakers did the right thing on nearly all of our priority bills. We have just mailed NRCM’s annual Environmental Report Card to members and supporters, and Read More
NRCM staff and members had a great night at the ball game July 1st! Despite some fog and drizzle, more than 75 of us sat together in the Hadlock Field stadium to watch a double-header between the Portland Sea Dogs and the New Britain Rock Cats. The gathering was one of our “50 Events for 50 Read More
Ten years ago the Edwards Dam in Augusta, Maine was removed from the Kennebec River and the river has totally come alive. The coalition of groups that worked on this project for more than a decade knew that the benefits would be enormous, and they have been. The Edwards Dam had blocked the river since Read More
I just attended my 20th high school reunion this past weekend. 20 years ago, I was graduating from high school. That is hard to believe. What is harder to believe is that that was around the time that NRCM and its partners in the Kennebec Coalition started the decade of hard work to remove the Edwards Read More
Surrounded by legislators, advocates and children, Governor Baldacci held a ceremonial signing of two important bills dealing with toxic pollution. First up for his signature was a first-in-the-nation law to create a recycling program for compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) which contain small amounts of mercury. Bill sponsor Rep. Seth Berry (D-Bowdoinham) was accompanied by his Read More