Maine Environment Spring 2017: What’s Inside!
This issue of Maine Environment features a 1,100-word story about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) budget cuts proposed by the Trump Administration. Written by NRCM Senior Director of Advocacy Pete Didisheim, the article provides insider information on how proposed EPA cuts would harm the environment Maine people rely upon, from programs provided by state agencies such as the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to federal clean water standards and other safeguards put in place to protect Maine’s environment, wildlife, and people. Hear from former DEP staff and local conservationists about the havoc the budget cuts are causing.
We provide an update on the latest about Maine’s new National Monument, Katahdin Woods and Waters, east of Baxter State Park in Maine’s North Woods, which faces new threats from the Trump Administration.
This Maine Environment also showcases concerned Mainers getting involved by protesting as part of the Resist movement, and at the March for Science here in Maine and where NRCM staff were featured prominently. Learn about additional ways you can take action to protect Maine’s land, air, waters, and wildlife.
Executive Director Lisa Pohlmann shares how she draws on inspiration from Charles Dickens, Rachel Carson, and her dad, to get her through these tough times for our environment, and shares her advice, including this quote from Carson: “There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
Read about the remarkable environmental legacy of Katharine “Kit” Kirkpatrick and testimonials from members who share why they trust NRCM as their environmental watchdog. Enjoy our My Maine This Week photo feature, and find out how to get one of yours our featured photo showcasing the beauty of Maine’s environment!2017spring_MaineEnvironment