Describe Enormous Progress and Serious Threats to Clean Water in Maine NRCM news release Lewiston, ME — Today on the banks of the Androscoggin, once labeled the most polluted river in America, a diverse group of Mainers described the importance of the Clean Water Act. The Act became law on October 18, 1972, when Congress… Continue Reading
Maine Environmental News
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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Bangor Daily News editorial The Trump administration can’t simply wipe the need to reduce the U.S.’s greenhouse gas emissions off the books. So, last week’s announcement from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt that the agency is repealing the Clean Power Plan is less an edict and more of a reiteration of the Trump administration’s… Continue Reading
By moving to repeal the Clean Power Plan, Trump is doing the bidding of the coal industry and big polluters. By Conrad Schneider, advocacy director for the Brunswick-based Clean Air Task Force Portland Press Herald op-ed Last week, the Trump Environmental Protection Agency took steps to eliminate the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever standards controlling carbon… Continue Reading
By Jim Dill, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed If you visit Penobscot Avenue in Millinocket on a gorgeous autumn weekend this year, odds are you’ll see far more people than you may have seen a year ago. Cars are parked on the street and people are bustling about downtown. Most of the… Continue Reading
Augusta, ME – The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), the state’s leading nonprofit membership organization working to protect Maine’s environment, has named its 2017 Conservation Leadership Award winners. The award is given each year to individuals or groups who have made an extraordinary contribution to the protection of Maine’s land, air, waters, or wildlife…. Continue Reading
Stephen Knight says he’s provided more than 15,000 pounds of food to local organizations, including the Augusta Food Bank, since he began gleaning three years ago. by Jason Pafundi, staff writer Central Maine newspapers news story READFIELD — Stephen Knight picked up almost 600 pounds of Macintosh apples from the Kents Hill Orchard Wednesday morning,… Continue Reading
The 5-megawatt array in Madison generates enough electricity to power 700 homes. Portland Press Herald news story MADISON — The largest solar array in the state is now fully operational, as the final 25 percent of the 26,000-panel array was brought online Wednesday. The array, which will generate enough electricity to power 700 homes, is… Continue Reading
Statement of Lisa Pohlmann, Executive Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine “In Scott Pruitt’s ideal world, polluters have total control of America’s energy and environmental policy. That is a disaster for Maine, which is not only downwind from many of those polluters, but is also blessed with abundant clean, local, renewable energy supplies, rather than… Continue Reading
By Alex Lear Forecaster news story BATH — The City Council on Wednesday granted unanimous first passage to ordinances that would ban the distribution of disposable plastic shopping bags and polystyrene containers. The panel will vote a second and final time Nov. 1. The decision follows two “Bring Your Own Bag” forums hosted last month… Continue Reading