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
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.
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
by Misty Edgecomb Bangor Daily News news story PORTLAND – Maine is getting warmer, and although there is no straight line connecting sport-utility vehicles to the earlier ice-melt that scientists have observed, the anecdotal evidence for global warming is overwhelming, the Natural Resources Council of Maine said Monday, kicking off a public education campaign. In Read More
by Matt Prindiville, NRCM Outreach Coordinator Portland Press Herald op-ed As the lazy days of smog season begin and a few of us find time to catch fish we are advised not to eat, at least one Maine politician wants us to trust that the Bush administration is working hard to curb the air pollution Read More
Requires stronger anti-smog measures Washington DC—A federal-approved court settlement announced late yesterday requires stronger anti-smog measures in the Portland Maine area. The agreement provides for new limits on pollution from industrial facilities, power plants, and fumes from paints and consumer products. It also would strengthen the state’s commitment to require the sale of low emission Read More
By Meredith Goad, Portland Press Herald writer Portland Press Herald news story The Natural Resources Council of Maine, the National Wildlife Federation and the Izaak Walton League are suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its proposed mercury pollution standards. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., claims the EPA is violating Read More
NRCM news release WASHINGTON D.C. — On April 28, state and national conservation groups sued the federal government to force the Environmental Protection Agency to require maximum achievable reductions in mercury and other toxic air pollutants emitted by coal and oil-fired power plants, as required by the Clean Air Act. The lawsuit against EPA was Read More
Testimony at the Maine Legislature Comments by Sue Jones, NRCM energy project director On behalf of the Natural Resources Council of Maine (Council), thank you for the opportunity to present comments in support of Chapter 137, Emission Statements. Adoption of this rule will improve the Department of Environmental Protection’s collection of information on greenhouse gas Read More
by the Associated Press Lewiston Sun Journal The state’s maple syrup producers say they can see the effects of global warming in their own backyards: They are tapping their trees about a month earlier than their ancestors did. A giant chart on the wall of the Clark Sugar House in Acworth shows the maple syrup Read More