Coalition for Community Solar Access news release AUGUSTA — Today, a broad coalition of climate and clean energy groups announced a collective vision for Maine to continue to invest in solar projects while benefiting all Mainers and directing millions of dollars of energy savings towards low- to moderate-income (LMI) customers. The coalition is calling on 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!
An emergency bill that would provide immediate financial relief to struggling redemption centers has been approved by the Maine Legislature and is heading to Governor Mills’ desk. Redemption center owners and environmental groups were urging lawmakers to quickly pass LD 134 with the two-thirds vote necessary for it to be implemented right away. They Read More
Each month, we highlight news stories and opinion pieces related to Maine’s air, land, water, and wildlife. We update News & Noteworthy weekly with the latest news related to the nature of Maine, including the work of staff at the Natural Resources Council of Maine. April 21, 2023 This week, the Senate made its initial Read More
UPDATE: More than 300 businesses, towns, and organizations have signed on to support the Maine Trails Bond. Read the updated letter here. More than 260 businesses, towns, and organizations from across the state today urged lawmakers to help make Maine a national leader in recreational and multi-use trails to help bolster our economy, environment, and Read More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today unveiled new stricter limits on tailpipe pollution from cars and trucks that will deliver cleaner air, reduce carbon pollution, and pave the way toward broader adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in Maine, according to the state’s leading environmental advocacy organization. The Natural Resources Council of Maine released the following Read More
Atlantic Salmon Federation | Conservation Law Foundation | Maine Rivers | Natural Resources Council of Maine Today, four groups that were suing Brookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE: BEP; TSX: BEP.UN) for violating federal law by harming endangered Atlantic salmon on Maine’s Kennebec River announced that they had withdrawn their lawsuit. The groups said they are focusing their Read More
Each month, we highlight news stories and opinion pieces related to Maine’s air, land, water, and wildlife. We update News & Noteworthy weekly with the latest news related to the nature of Maine, including the work of staff at the Natural Resources Council of Maine. March 23, 2023 We told you some months ago about Read More
An analysis released today by NOAA Fisheries ignores the threat to sea-run fish posed by four dams on Maine’s Kennebec River, according to a leading fisheries biologist and local Maine conservationists. The decision specifically understates the potential for extinction of endangered Atlantic salmon if the four dams are allowed to continue operating. “We have Read More
On Monday March 13, 2023, the Biden Administration approved the Conoco-Phillips Willow project, a massive oil drilling proposal that would become the largest on federal lands in the United States. In response, the Natural Resources Council of Maine released the following statement from Federal Project Advocate Anya Fetcher: “The Biden Administration’s approval of the Conoco-Phillips Read More