Politics has stifled research that would have helped the state prepare for a warming planet. Central Maine Newspapers editorial Policy driven by research works better than science driven by politics. Witness Maine, which experienced a historic explosion in its tick population, and not coincidentally, a 20-fold increase in Lyme disease diagnoses between 2000 and 2016… Continue Reading
Maine Environmental News
Maine environmental news often comes quickly and with little warning. Stay up to date on news related to the environment Maine people rely upon to live happy and healthy lives. From issues such as climate change, healthy waters, Maine forests and wildlife, and sustainability—and environmental policy that could impact them—you’ll find up-to-the-minute news stories from the Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal, Bangor Daily News, Maine Public, and other media outlets, including outlets beyond Maine when the focus is Maine’s environment.
In our role as Maine’s environmental watchdog, we closely monitor the activities of state agencies such as the Department of Environmental Protection and are ready to blow the whistle when environmental regulations are not enforced. Watch for our press releases to make sure environmental news gets the attention it deserves. Our press statements ensure the media as well as Mainers and supporters beyond Maine’s borders understand our position as leading experts on a wide range of environmental issues are widely known.
2018 NRCM People’s Choice Award We want to thank all of you who nominated someone for this year’s NRCM’s People’s Choice Award. We received 30 nominations, and narrowing the list down to this year’s six finalists was not easy. We want to thank all of the nominees for their dedication and hard work to protect Maine’s… Continue Reading
The CDC says rising temperatures are partly to blame for the tripling of mosquito-, tick- and flea-borne illnesses from 2004 to 2016, but Maine’s governor, a climate skeptic, is tying public health officials’ hands. By Kristen Lombardi and Fatima Bhojani, The Center for Public Integrity Maine Sunday Telegram news story Maine’s invasion came early this… Continue Reading
Bangor Daily News editorial As Mainers sweltered through another week of hot, humid weather, many longed for the days of yore when the nights were cool and a 90-degree day was an anomaly. Those days are in the history books, replaced by ones that are, on average, hotter, more stormy and filled with increasing number… Continue Reading
Bangor Daily News editorial Last week, the Trump administration took steps to weaken vehicle fuel economy standards and moved to revoke California’s authority to set standards that are higher than federal requirements. Thirteen states, including Maine, follow the higher California standards. Both moves are unnecessary and, if fully implemented, would harm the health of many… Continue Reading
Maine is one of a dozen states that have adopted California’s tougher vehicle emissions standards, which could be eliminated under an EPA proposal announced Thursday. by Kevin Miller, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story Environmental and health groups in Maine decried a Trump administration plan announced Thursday to undermine states’ ability to set tougher… Continue Reading
Statement of Emmie Theberge, Federal Project Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine “Today, the Trump Administration announced its plan to roll back America’s clean car standards and attack Maine’s legal right to protect the health of our fellow citizens. This proposal would pollute Maine’s air, threaten Mainers’ health, and force Maine people to spend billions… Continue Reading
By Brianna Bires WABI-TV news story Watch full news story. AUGUSTA, Maine. (WABI)- “This proposal will increase air emissions and result in worse air quality in the state of Maine.” Governor LePage has released a proposal that may affect Maine’s air. A public hearing was held in Augusta to discuss that proposal which would remove ninety-eight… Continue Reading
By Mal Leary Maine Public news story Listen to full news story. For years, Maine has been part of a regional effort to reduce ozone pollution in the air that exacerbates asthma and has been linked to other health problems. Now, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection wants to adopt less stringent standards and move… Continue Reading