As Maine’s coastal waters warm and sea levels rise, companies here can’t afford to ignore climate change. By Jim Wellehan, owner and president of Auburn-based Lamey-Wellehan Shoes Portland Press Herald op-ed AUBURN — I was born in 1938 and grew up during World War II. Snow was plentiful, and every January or February, there was a… Continue Reading
By Abukar Adan Maine Public news story Portland is joining forces with South Portland to develop a collaborative climate action plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. Troy Moon, Portland’s sustainability coordinator, presented the plan before the City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee on Thursday. Moon, who has been working… Continue Reading
Senator Collins, Representative McLean, and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation, My name is Dylan Voorhees and I am the Clean Energy Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM.) Thank you for allowing us to present this testimony. NRCM strongly opposes this legislation. The bill would impose an arbitrary and punitive… Continue Reading
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Senator Saviello, Representative Tucker, and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, my name is Dylan Voorhees and I am the Clean Energy Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM). Thank you for allowing me to present this testimony in support of this legislation. While this bill itself is not—in… Continue Reading
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Public News Service news story AUGUSTA, Maine – Environmentalists in Maine are calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s single public hearing on the proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan a sham. The two-day hearing began Tuesday in West Virginia, the largest coal-producing state east of the Mississippi. That will be followed by a public comment… Continue Reading
by Susan Sharon Maine Public news story Environmentalists, health groups and others are calling the Trump administration’s single public hearing on abolishment of the Clean Power Plan in West Virginia Tuesday “a sham.” The plan to require power plants to cut carbon emissions was a centerpiece of the Obama administration’s effort address climate change. But… Continue Reading
The EPA head is quietly trying to reverse the only federal limit on carbon emissions for power plants. by Tom Allen of Portland, co-chair of the Ocean Conservancy Board of Directors Portland Press Herald op-ed President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt, appears set on repealing the Clean Power Plan, America’s only federal limit… Continue Reading