Program will cut air and global warming pollution and make cleaner cars available to Maine drivers News Release AUGUSTA- In a bold stroke that will clear the skies over Maine and increase the availability of the cleanest cars, such as hybrid gas-electric vehicles, Governor John Elias Baldacci signed the Cleaner Car program into law today. Read More
Global Warming & Air Pollution
Global warming pollution and climate change harm Maine people, wildlife, and our environment. Global warming, also known as climate change, is caused by a blanket of pollution that traps heat around the earth. This pollution comes from cars, factories, homes, and power plants that burn fossil fuels such as oil, coal, natural gas, and gasoline.
Global warming pollution knows no boundaries. It enters the atmosphere, spreads across the globe, and traps heat around the earth for 50-200 years after it is emitted. That is why we need to reduce global warming pollution now, because our children, and their children, will still feel the effects of global warming for years to come. Currently, the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are at their highest levels in hundreds of thousands of years.
Learn how you can reduce global warming pollution and advocate for a cleaner, healthier Maine.
Washington, D.C. – Today the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) filed suit in the federal Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent decision to remove power plants from the list of industrial pollution sources requiring strict controls for mercury and other toxic air pollutant emissions. “Merely declaring that mercury is not Read More
Council Takes Lead –State Action to Reduce Global Warming This fall, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) must present the Legislature with a blueprint for curbing the state’s emissions of carbon dioxide and other global warming pollution. This plan will outline how the State will comply with a groundbreaking law passed last year that Read More
Senators Urged to Continue Their Support of Sound Energy Solutions PORTLAND – On the eve of a historic vote, Maine’s leading conservation organizations are urging Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins to vote against any budget resolution that would lead to drilling in the Arctic Refuge, one of America’s last unspoiled wild places. The vote Read More
Augusta, Maine – In a letter to their respective Governors, groups across the Northeast called for strong action to be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions being generated by the region’s power plants. Public health, faith, labor and action groups joined environmental organizations in signing onto a set of principles that support a 25% reduction Read More
NRCM Applauds This Key First Step Governor Baldacci and Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection released its final plan to reduce global warming pollution in Maine. The plan is the result of a year of work by over 100 Maine stakeholders who worked in five stakeholder groups, which include scientists, academics, health care professionals, and representatives Read More
Presents Governor Baldacci with Petitions Today representatives from more than a dozen Maine groups gathered at the Statehouse to urge Governor Baldacci’s support for a strong action plan to help stop global warming pollution, announce their newly-formed Maine Global Warming Action Coalition, and present Governor Baldacci with a petition signed by more than 700 Maine Read More
Opportunities Seen for Major Pollution Reductions from Electricity, Transportation Sectors News release AUGUSTA — In order to help the state meet global warming pollution reduction goals set by Governor Baldacci and other Northeast Governors, a report released today by the Natural Resources Council of Maine – A Blueprint for Action — lays out the critical Read More
Statement by Brownie Carson, NRCM executive director Today the Natural Resources Council of Maine is launching a public education campaign to ensure that Maine does our part to address the threat of global warming. With the involvement of people from all walks of life, we are bringing attention to the