Statement by Brownie Carson to the Board of Environmental Protection Good afternoon. The Natural Resources Council has been grappling with the question of how to bring clean air to Maine for a long time. During my 17 years at the Council, we have participated as an intervener in many licensing proceedings, and we have commented Read More
Climate change and global warming pollution harm Maine people, wildlife, and our environment. Among the highest rates of childhood asthma in the nation, rising seas and severe storms battering our coastal homes and towns, warming and more acidic oceans threatening fisheries, too many “bad air days,” more and more tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease, threats to our fall foliage and winter tourism industries—these are among the many health, environmental, and economic problems climate change pollution is causing here in Maine.
The Natural Resources Council of Maine is working to reduce climate-changing pollution by making Maine more energy efficient. We work to provide clean, renewable energy and cleaner more efficient vehicles that will reduce Maine’s contribution to air pollution and climate change to ensure Maine people and wildlife have clean air to breathe.
Comments by Sue Jones, Energy Project Director The Natural Resources Council of Maine appreciates DEP’s significant efforts in reviewing the comments submitted in the Chapter 145 rulemaking and in developing a proposal for your consideration today. With all due respect, however, the NRCM believes that DEP has not presented the best plan for the people Read More
Statement by Brownie Carson, NRCM Executive Director We are here today to announce that more than 1,000 Maine people from 230 towns support cleaning up the Wyman Station power plant – Maine’s largest single source of air pollution. These people come from nearly half the towns in Maine, and they are speaking out today for Read More
PORTLAND AND BANGOR – Against a 25-foot-high inflatable power plant backdrop, Maine citizens held news conferences in Portland and Bangor to announce that they have collected and submitted 1,043 signatures, from residents of 230 Maine towns, to the Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) in support of the board’s preliminary vote to require Florida Power and Read More
(AUGUSTA, Maine) Total emissions of the harmful pollutant nitrogen oxides (NOx) increased 45% – by an additional 1,302 tons – at the Wyman power plant outside of Portland between 1998 and 1999, according to figures released today by the Natural Resources Council of Maine. NOx emissions per unit of energy (Btu) generated, also increased. Florida Read More