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News release Bangor — The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) today released a new report featuring business and civic leaders from the Katahdin region describing how Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is providing positive benefits to their communities. The report was issued to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the National Monument, which Read More
The program has missed opportunities to do more for the environment, energy efficiency and the economy. by Tom Tietenberg of Waterville is the Mitchell Family Professor of Economics Emeritus at Colby College Portland Press Herald op-ed WATERVILLE — One of the unsung heroes in Maine’s drive to prepare our homes and businesses for a secure Read More
By David Farmer Bangor Daily News column WASHINGTON – Gov. Paul LePage is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his recent spate of visits to Washington, D.C. I hope he earns a free upgrade or a ticket someplace nice because he’s certainly not doing himself – or our state – any favors with his Read More
By Tom Tietenberg, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed In 2005, Maine and eight other northeastern and mid-Atlantic states banded together to create the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to reduce carbon emissions. The initiative is a form of carbon pricing. It sets an annual cap on the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions Read More
News release Hallowell, ME – Today, at a public hearing by the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC), a large crowd of Maine residents, business owners, community leaders, and others gathered to oppose the agency’s proposal to roll back solar power rules called “net metering.” The hearing addressed the PUC proposal to phase out net metering, Read More
By Gail Fanjoy, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed President Barack Obama’s decision to establish the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is wonderful news for the Katahdin region. This is a moment that many of us have been waiting for, working for, and dreaming of for years. This news is particularly exciting Read More