Topping off your gas tank increases air pollutants and often leads to spills that include cancer-causing pollutants such as benzene. Hang up the pump handle when it stops automatically. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
NRCM news release Augusta, Maine – The Trump Administration has proposed deep cuts to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs that reduce pollution in Maine, save the lives of Maine people, and strengthen our communities and economy. According to a comprehensive new report by the Natural Resources Council of Maine, the Administration’s unprecedented proposed cuts to… Continue Reading
by Meredith Strang Burgess Kennebec Journal op-ed I am a mother with three grown children and a former Republican state representative who served six years in the Legislature until 2012. This year, I joined a bipartisan group of current and former legislators who took tested ourselves for several chemicals known as phthalates. We were among… Continue Reading
The prevalence of chronic diseases and neurological problems shows a need to protect air, water and land. By Priscilla Skerry Portland Press Herald op-ed About the Author Priscilla Skerry, N.D., is a naturopathic doctor with a practice in South Portland. She wrote this on behalf of the Maine Association of Naturopathic Doctors. SOUTH PORTLAND —… Continue Reading
I just came back from a press event where I got to speak alongside physicians, small business owners, public health advocates, concerned parents and their children, and legislators in support of Maine’s chemical safety laws. We worked with our friends in the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine to hold the event to celebrate and… Continue Reading
It’s Thursday, December 16th, and I am just back from the Board of Environmental Protection meeting where they took a significant step forward to protect Maine families from the toxic chemical bisphenol-A (BPA). During a six-month public hearing and comment period, the BEP heard the consensus of the nation’s top scientists that BPA is dangerous,… Continue Reading
Just as a follow-up to my post on recycling and municipal waste, check out the essay below by author, ecologist, and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber about the link between toxic waste, health and trash: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sandra-steingraber/the-hope-inside-canadas-g_b_586625.html Sandra is an inspiring speaker and advocate. Maybe you got a chance to see her speak recently in Portland. If… Continue Reading