Steps include reducing waste, learning what is accepted locally and redeeming beverage containers. by Sarah Lakeman, Special to the Press Herald Portland Press Herald op-ed AUGUSTA — Global recycling markets are changing, and cities and towns across Maine are responding – some by abandoning their recycling programs. This is a big wake-up call that will… Continue Reading
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The Portland and South Portland officials write that the provision in a House farm bill tramples on their right to protect their cities. by Randy Billings, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story The mayors of Portland and South Portland are urging Congress to reject a provision in a wide-ranging farm bill that would nullify… Continue Reading
Proposals favoring industry over conservation won’t improve the Endangered Species Act. By The Editorial Board Portland Press Herald editorial It says something about the politics of the time that in 1973, the Endangered Species Act passed Congress overwhelmingly – 355-4 in the House of Representatives! – before it was signed into law by Republican President… Continue Reading
by Nathan Strout Times Record news story FREEPORT — L.L. Bean’s retail campus in Freeport is now home to Maine’s largest electric vehicle charging station after adding eight Level II chargers over the summer. The addition gives Midcoast motorists and tourists another public option to charge up in a state where public charging stations can… Continue Reading
By Roger Merchant, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News news story I walked into the Maine woods in 1965 as a forester and photographer, and spent the next 50 years exploring and appreciating these woods. Maine’s natural resources contribute to our rural quality of life, tourism and forestry economies. Central Maine Power’s proposal to… Continue Reading
The ride-and-drive event Sunday in South Portland coincides with National Drive Electric Week. by Gillian Graham, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story SOUTH PORTLAND — Khanh Ngo is passionate about his Tesla. Standing in the shade at the edge of a parking lot, he eagerly showed off his Tesla Model X to prospective owners… Continue Reading
Daily Bulldog news story FARMINGTON – A transmission line project designed to connect Canadian hydro-power to the Massachusetts grid drew roughly 150 people to a Maine Public Utilities Commission hearing held on the University of Maine at Farmington campus Friday evening. A second, simultaneous hearing was held in The Forks. Forty people provided the MPUC… Continue Reading
By Dee Menear, Franklin Journal Sun Journal news story FARMINGTON — Most of the nearly 30 people testifying at a public hearing Friday evening urged the Public Utilities Commission to reject Central Maine Power’s application to build a 145-mile transmission line through western Maine. Nearly 150 people filled the Lincoln Auditorium at University of Maine… Continue Reading
By Lori Valigra Bangor Daily News news story West Forks plantation, a town of 56 residents, voted Thursday night by a majority not to support Central Maine Power’s project to transmit electricity from Canada to Massachusetts via Maine. In a 45-7 vote, townspeople objected to the New England Clean Energy Connect project being pushed by… Continue Reading