Maine Parents, Doctors, and Business Owners Tell Snowe and Collins: “No More Delays: Get Mercury and Other Toxins out of Maine’s Air!” NRCM news release (PORTLAND) Monument Square was filled with parents, doctors, scientists, and sportsmen today asking Senators Snowe and Collins to take leadership in protecting Maine’s air quality at this critical time in Read More
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40th Anniversary of the Clean Air Act: Statement by NRCM
Statement by Emmie Theberge, NRCM Clean Energy Project Outreach Coordinator My name is Emmie Theberge, and I am the Clean Energy Outreach Coordinator for the Natural Resources Council of Maine. Thank you for coming here today to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Clean Air Act. The Clean Air Act has been a tremendous success Read More
Maine Health Professionals Call on Washington Today to Combat Climate Change
American Lung Association of Maine, Environment Maine, Maine Medical Association, Maine Public Health Association, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Maine Today, health professionals from across Maine join over 100 leading national and state-level public health organizations and experts who are calling upon President Obama and the U.S. Congress to protect the Read More
New Report Says Maine Misses Out on 12,000 New Jobs Due to Failure to Pass Federal Climate Legislation
NRCM news release Maine lost out on 12,000 new clean energy jobs due that could have been created from 2012-2020 if Congress had enacted a climate and energy bill, according to an analysis by a coalition of business groups. The bill — a version of which had previously been passed by the U.S. House of Read More
New Report Details Maine Deaths and Health Impacts from Coal-fired Power Plants
NRCM calls for further pollution reductions through EPA rulemaking, enforcement, and legislative action Natural Resources Council of Maine and Clean Air Task Force Augusta, ME; September 9, 2010 — In a landmark report released today, the Clean Air Task Force (CATF) has determined that in Maine, coal-fired power plant emissions cause an estimated 43 premature Read More
Global Warming Bringing More Extreme Heat Waves
NRCM and NWF News Release As temperatures break records across the U.S. and around the world, a new analysis by the National Wildlife Federation suggests that this summer’s heat waves may provide a window on what the future will look like as a result of global warming. The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) released Read More
NRCM Responds to U.S. Senate Failure to Address Clean Energy and Climate Legislation
Statement by Lisa Pohlmann, NRCM Deputy Director We’re enormously disappointed that no climate and energy bill will even be considered by the U.S. Senate this summer, despite the fact that there has been tremendous progress made, and there is widespread support for a bill that will increase energy independence, boost clean energy jobs and protect Read More
Maine’s Senators Vote to Undermine the Clean Air Act, Strip EPA of Authority to Address Climate Change Pollution
NRCM News Release Today, by a vote of 47-53, the U.S. Senate rejected a Resolution sponsored by Senator Murkowski (R-Alaska) that would have stripped the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its ability to regulate climate pollution under the Clean Air Act. Maine Senators Snowe and Collins both voted with the minority, in support of the Read More
500 Maine Businesses Call for Climate Action
by Lisa Pohlmann, NRCM Deputy Director Today more than 500 Maine businesses have come together to send a clear message to Senator Snowe and Senator Collins that now is the time for action on federal climate and energy legislation. They include large businesses such as Oakhurst Dairy, Hannaford Brothers, Verso Paper, and Lee Auto Malls. Read More