The Natural Resources Council of Maine and other concerned citizens gathered at the State House on March 1, 2011 to announce a list of 50 bills that we believe are the most damaging to Maine’s environmental protections.
“We have never seen such a widespread assault on the laws that protect Maine’s clean air, clean water, and the health of Maine people and wildlife,” said NRCM Advocacy Director Pete Didisheim. “If implemented, this sweeping anti-environment agenda would put Maine people out of work, increase our exposure to toxic chemicals, damage Maine’s $10 billion tourism economy, and harm Maine’s most important asset– the quality of our environment.”
To read the full press release, statement by Pete Didisheim, and media coverage of this press conference, visit our website at https://www.nrcm.org/maine-environmental-news/record-number-of-rollback-bills-proposed-to-weaken-environmental-safeguards/.
For NRCM’s list of “50 bad bills,” visit www.nrcm.org/documents/50_bad_bills.pdf.