NRCM news release January 19, 2023 (Augusta, ME) – The federal government today announced it would move forward reviewing plans for the nation’s first floating offshore wind research array in federal waters, located 29 miles off the coast of Maine. The decision by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management finding that there was no viable Read More
Maine Environmental News
Maine environmental news often comes quickly and with little warning. Stay up to date on Maine environment news.
From issues such as climate change, healthy waters, Maine forests and wildlife, and sustainability—and environmental policy that could impact them—you’ll find NRCM’s up-to-the-minute news releases to see our perspective on the most pressing issues facing Maine’s land, air, waters, and wildlife. This includes findings relating to our role as Maine’s watchdog of activities of state environmental agencies—we stand ready to blow the whistle when regulations are not enforced.
You can also find our weekly “round up,” News & Noteworthy, which puts the spotlight on media stories that do a particularly good job capturing a current environmental issue or event. We hope you find this part of our website helpful and informative!
News & Noteworthy — December 2022
Read highlights from December 2022 news stories and opinion pieces related to Maine’s air, land, water, and wildlife, in this News & Noteworthy from the Natural Resources Council of Maine. December 29, 2022 It’s a holiday week so there are fewer news stories to share this week compared to a usual week, but here are Read More
New Zoning Plan Charts Positive Path Forward for Maine’s Moosehead Region
Thousands of visitors and residents are drawn to Maine’s Moosehead Lake region every year to experience the spectacular clean waters, forests, and wildlife. The Plum Creek proposal in the early 2000s threatened to damage that unique character with sprawling development and was met with intense opposition. Eventually, the landowner, Weyerhaeuser, withdrew the plan in 2020. Read More
News & Noteworthy — November 2022
Read highlights from November 2022 news stories and opinion pieces related to the environment, including Maine’s air, land, water, and wildlife, in this News & Noteworthy from the Natural Resources Council of Maine. November 17, 2022 The big news of the week here at the Natural Resources Council of Maine came yesterday, when we announced Read More
NRCM Announces Rebeccah Sanders Selected as New CEO
News Release November 16, 2022 (Augusta, ME) — Maine’s leading environmental advocacy organization, the Natural Resources Council of Maine, today announced that Rebeccah Sanders has been selected to serve as its next CEO. Sanders brings more than two decades of executive nonprofit management experience, most recently as Chief Field and Strategy Officer for the National Read More
2022 Conservation Leadership Awards Honor Two Groups and Four Individuals for Lasting Contributions to Maine’s Environment
October 28, 2022 (Augusta, ME) – Two sustainability leaders, a rockweed scientist, a local landfill activist group, and a coalition formed to stop an aquafarm in Frenchman Bay, plus Maine’s famed puffin scientist, were all honored recently for their significant, long-lasting contributions to protecting the nature of Maine. The Conservation Leadership Awards program, held Wednesday Read More
News & Noteworthy — October 2022
Read highlights from October 2022 news stories and opinion pieces related to the environment, including Maine’s air, land, water, and wildlife, in this News & Noteworthy from the Natural Resources Council of Maine. October 27, 2022 We are going to kick off this week’s News & Noteworthy with a news story about one of our Read More
News & Noteworthy — September 2022
Read highlights from September 2022 news stories and opinion pieces related to the environment, including Maine’s air, land, water, and wildlife, in this News & Noteworthy from the Natural Resources Council of Maine. September 30, 2022 We didn’t want to wait until next week to share the fantastic news stories about yesterday’s Clean Water Champions Read More
100 Clean Water Champions
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act and the many people involved in this work, NRCM recognized Maine’s “Clean Water Champions” who have been leaders in river, lake, coastal water, and drinking water clean-up. To find these Champions, we asked people from all over the state to nominate champions in one of four categories: Read More