Mainebiz news story The Natural Resources Council of Maine is putting the word out that the electric bus manufacturer Proterra is bringing a zero-emission electric bus to locations in Portland and Augusta for demonstrations next week. The zero-emissions bus can operate all day on a single charge or by using on-route fasting charging infrastructure, according… 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.
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by Steve Collins, Staff Writer Sun Journal news story As the climate policy chief for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Falmouth native Joel Clement had his work cut out for him. For almost seven years, his job required him to come up with ways to deal with fast-changing conditions that threaten everything from national… Continue Reading
By Mal Leary Maine Public news story Listen to full news story. Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine questioned Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday on a proposal to open most of the coastal areas of the United States to exploratory drilling for gas and oil. King used a hearing on the Interior Department… Continue Reading
By Mal Leary Maine Public news story The Department of the Interior is proposing to open nearly all of the nation’s coastline to exploratory drilling for oil and gas. The feds held an open house in Augusta Wednesday to collect public comment, which was largely in firm opposition. President Trump was making good on a… Continue Reading
By Nick Bennett, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed There is an effort to allow companies to bring soils from out of state contaminated with lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos and other toxic chemicals, treat them with an untested and unproven technology, and then use the treated contaminated soil as fill for constructing… Continue Reading
AUGUSTA, ME. – Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – Today at a news conference in Augusta. elected officials, business leaders, conservation leaders, fishermen and women and other Maine residents spoke out against a new plan to allow offshore oil drilling and exploration off the coast of Maine The event was held in response to a Bureau… Continue Reading
by Christian Roselund PV Magazine news story Today the Maine House voted 106-38 to pass legislation that will overturn a key aspect of the pending changes to the state’s net metering policy imposed by the Public Utilities Commission of Maine. Most importantly, LD 1444 will remove the “gross metering” provision, which would have allowed a… Continue Reading
Statement of Dylan Voorhees, Climate and Clean Energy Project Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine “We thank and congratulate the Maine House for giving its overwhelming support to a common sense solar bill that protects consumers, creates jobs, and expands opportunities for community solar. With its vote of 106-38, the Maine House of Representatives showed… Continue Reading
By Patrick Whittle and Marina Villeneuve Press Herald news story AUGUSTA – Fishing groups, environmentalists, politicians and tourism advocates plan to use a pair of tailored public hearings this week to oppose the Trump administration’s proposal to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic and other ocean waters. The federal government’s meetings in Maine and New… Continue Reading