July 10, 2020
Clean Energy Transition
Shout out to Maine artists Jill Pelto for creating the art on Time Magazine’s special climate action issue!!
Efficiency Maine is celebrating its 10th anniversary of helping Mainers save money and reduce pollution! Expanding access to electric vehicles is one of its top goals.
We’re excited to see Machias Savings Bank going solar on its new headquarters and MaineHealth committing to use solar power for half its energy needs! A big solar project is being proposed in Unity, Clinton, and Benton.
Get inspired by the national news that several proposed natural gas pipelines have been defeated.
The Portland Press Herald takes a look at the strong partnership between South Portland and Portland to address climate change.
Bangor Daily News columnist David Farmer emphasized how important it is we address the interconnected challenges of coronavirus and climate change and Congresswoman Pingree wrote in the same newspaper about the importance of climate action, especially for our farmers.
Anti-racist Outdoor Industry
Professional cyclist Ayesha McGowan offers suggestions for building an anti-racist outdoor industry.
CMP Corridor Updates
The Natural Resources Council of Maine appealed the DEP’s permit for the CMP corridor. As NRCM and state lawmakers filed a legal challenge against the illegal leases given to CMP for its corridor proposal, state officials quietly updated them.
CMP and Hydro-Quebec have shattered records, spending more than $16 million so far on their desperate political campaign to defend the beleaguered transmission corridor proposal.
The Secretary of State finalized the wording of November’s referendum to reject the CMP corridor project. Meanwhile, CMP continues to use its army of lawyers to try and block the right of Maine people to vote on the project via referendum.
The Bangor Daily News spoke to our very own Sarah Nichols for tips on reducing plastic use, and also the importance of policy change. Sarah was also featured in this Triple Pundit piece!
If you didn’t have enough reasons to reduce plastic use, new research finds microplastics harm lobster.
Oh, and ICYMI, reusables are safe during COVID-19.
Our first inaugural group of Brookie Award winners got some great coverage across the state.
Assorted other updates
The Bangor Daily News talks to scientists to review the proposed Belfast fish farm.