Lisa Pohlmann, CEO of Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) announced today, “It is with great sadness that I report NRCM has lost one of our very good friends. The Honorable Nathaniel P. Reed passed away yesterday after an accident while fishing in Canada. Nat was a 20-year member of NRCM and a generous supporter,… Continue Reading
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Bangor Daily News editorial Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. His departure was long overdue, in large part because of his disregard for ethics laws. Not only does he have little regard for protecting the environment, much like his boss, he also was intent on aggrandizing himself and his… Continue Reading
He transformed the agency from one informed by science into one dominated by industry. Portland Press Herald editorial In a letter more appropriate for a vassal than a Cabinet member, Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, resigned last week, finally overcome by a torrent of scandals. But before he used the EPA as… Continue Reading
Some in Maine push back on plans to transmit hydropower from Quebec, after New Hampshire rejected the idea By Jon Kamp Wall Street Journal news story BOSTON—Massachusetts is again testing its northern neighbors’ willingness to help meet its growing need for electricity. Central Maine Power Co. wants to build a $950 million, 145-mile transmission line deep… Continue Reading
By Susan Sharon Maine Public news story Listen to full news story. Environmental groups in Maine are applauding the resignation of embattled Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt. President Trump announced Pruitt’s resignation in a tweet Thursday. Pruitt has been under scrutiny for his travel spending, security costs, dealings with industry lobbyists and alleged misuse… Continue Reading
Statement of the Natural Resources Council of Maine “It is good that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned today. From day one, Pruitt was unfit to serve as EPA administrator, and has worked to harm to Maine’s environment by rolling back life-saving protections for our air and water and cozying up to industry lobbyists… Continue Reading
by Renee Cordes Mainebiz news story Mark Berry, the Nature Conservancy’s Maine forest program director, sees a bright future for carbon offset projects in the fight against climate change, like the one his group is launching on 124,000 forested acres along the St. John River. The project, announced June 26, involves a 10-year agreement with… Continue Reading
by Kate Cough Ellsworth American news story ELLSWORTH — New rules under consideration by the Maine Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC) could alter the way land in Maine’s unorganized territories, including Fletchers Landing Township and areas around Tunk Lake, is managed, if they are passed as is by the nine-member commission this fall. On June… Continue Reading
It’s not good enough to allow offshore drilling expansion anywhere, let alone our treasured coast. By Rev. Dr. Bill Gregory of Yarmouth, a retired Congregationalist minister Portland Press Herald op-ed YARMOUTH — Offshore drilling for oil and gas – as encouraged by two executive orders, one issued last year, the other last week – is… Continue Reading