Will be honored at Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary event NRCM news release September 20, 2022 (Augusta, ME) – A broad range of volunteers and professionals have been honored as “Clean Water Champions” in Maine as part of a year-long celebration for the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. The 100 Clean Water Champions 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!
New England for Offshore Wind Coalition Announces Agreement on Transmission Principles
Coalition Urges Lawmakers, Developers to Adopt Principles News release BOSTON – September 6, 2022 – The New England for Offshore Wind (@NE4OSW) coalition, in collaboration with coalition member Acadia Center, today released a set of Transmission Principles to help advance new transmission investments critically needed for offshore wind. The Transmission Principles establish a shared direction Read More
New Efficiency Standards for Appliances Will Save Mainers Money
NRCM News Release September 1, 2022 (Augusta, ME) – New efficiency standards adopted today for certain residential and commercial appliances, plumbing, and lighting products will save Maine residents and businesses money, according to the Natural Resources Council of Maine. The new efficiency standards cover a wide variety of products, from computer monitors and commercial food Read More
News & Noteworthy — August 2022
Read highlights from August 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. August 30, 2022 The Bangor Daily News editorial board wrote a piece earlier this week saying that the Inflation Reduction Act bill recently Read More
Survey of Maine EV Owners Shows Reliability, Cost Savings Among Top Benefits
NRCM news release August 17, 2022 (Augusta, ME) – A new survey of electric vehicle owners in all 16 of Maine’s counties shows that Maine people value electric vehicles (EVs) for their reliability, performance, and the cost savings they provide. The survey conducted by the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) in April 2022 by Read More
New Members Elected to NRCM Board of Directors
August 11, 2022 (Augusta, Maine) — Maine’s leading environmental advocacy group, the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), is pleased to announce that four new members have been elected to its 22-member Board of Directors. The new members bring with them a wide range of experience and perspectives that will be valuable in NRCM’s work Read More
Maine Groups Urge Quick Action in Congress on Inflation Reduction Act
News release Augusta, ME (August 5, 2022) — A broad range of Maine public health, labor, economic justice, and conservation organizations are urging the U.S. Congress to swiftly pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 because it will lower costs for everyday Mainers, create good jobs, and help meet the state’s bipartisan emissions reduction goals. Read More
News & Noteworthy — July 2022
Read some highlights from July 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. July 28, 2022 NRCM Staff Scientist Nick Bennett is quoted in this recent Seacoastonline.com news story about removal of dams on the Kennebec Read More
U.S. Supreme Court Decision Limiting EPA’s Ability to Reduce Pollution Will Harm Maine’s Clean Air and Climate
Augusta, ME (June 30, 2022) – Maine conservationists are expressing outrage over a decision issued today by the U.S. Supreme Court to dismantle the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to limit carbon pollution that is accelerating the impacts of climate change. The Natural Resources Council of Maine, one of the state’s largest and oldest conservation Read More