A proposed policy would no longer count a regulation’s benefits, just its costs to polluters, in deciding the severity level of environmental protections. Los Angeles Times editorial Reprinted in Portland Press Herald President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency recently released a proposal that would undermine not only current regulations, but regulatory efforts in the future by disavowing Read More
Missing turns, backtracking, idling while trying to decipher a map—these waste gas and create unnecessary pollution. Knowing where you’re going in advance saves you time, money, and cuts your contribution to climate change. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Some gas pumps are equipped with vapor recovery systems that send gas back into the tank to prevent vapors from escaping and adding to air pollution. Pumping after the nozzle clicks off may draw gas back into the vapor line and back into the storage tanks—on your dime. “Topping it off” also could mean spills Read More
Statement of Emmie Theberge, Federal Project Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine “The Trump Administration has taken the first step to dramatically roll back the 2011 Mercury and Air Toxic Standards, federal protections that limit toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants nationwide. In its announcement he EPA says ‘that it is not appropriate and Read More
By Susan Sharon Maine Public news story Scientists are speaking out about what they say have been “remarkable improvements” in curbing mercury emissions under Obama-era regulations that are now under threat by the Trump administration. Mercury is a toxic chemical most commonly associated with coal-burning power plants. Because they are downwind from coal-burning states, Maine Read More
The politics of division won’t work to fight a threat like global warming. Portland Press Herald editorial The events of the last two years show that Americans know how to choose up sides and fight each other. But if we had to, could we put aside our differences and fight together? We are about to Read More
With the help of allies on Capitol Hill, the Trump administration is refusing to stand up for science. by Chellie Pingree, a Democrat, represents Maine’s 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives Portland Press Herald op-ed Maine’s largest city just tied the record for its hottest summer. Warming ocean waters have shifted lobster populations Read More
If you have old pesticides and fertilizers in your garage or basement, properly dispose of them so that they do not find their way into the land, water, and air. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
In a global climate crisis, this is no time to pull back on efforts to reduce greenhouse gases. Portland Press Herald editorial The most-quoted analysis of the 2016 election came from The Atlantic’s Salena Zito, who observed that “the press takes (Trump) literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally.” Two Read More