Will Spur Jobs, Protect Wildlife, and Decrease Oil Dependence News release Augusta, Maine — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s standards for vehicle fuel efficiency and climate-changing pollutants are set to become final. These new standards will double the number of miles we can drive on a gallon of gasoline for new cars, SUVs, and Read More
Cars and trucks are the primary culprits for air pollution in Maine, and we know that we must electrify our on-road vehicles in order to meet our climate goals. By driving electric vehicles in Maine, people are reducing air pollution that harms our environment, our health, and our economy. Learn ways Maine is using cleaner transportation to reduce climate-changing pollution.
A judge in Vermont rejects the industry’s claim that stricter rules conflict with federal mileage standards. by Dave Gram, The Associated Press Portland Press Herald news story MONTPELIER, Vt. — Maine, Vermont and other states scored a victory Wednesday in their battle to get automakers to comply with rules aimed at reducing greenhouse gases. A Read More
by Dylan Voorhees, NRCM energy project director Congratulations to Maine Electric Vehicles and welcome to Maine. NRCM is a non-profit with over 10,000 supporters across the state, dedicated to protecting, restoring and conserving Maine’s environment—for today and future generations. Many of us have worked tirelessly to keep Maine’s environment and quality of life strong. As Read More
Portland Press Herald editorial With a belated nod to reality, the Environmental Protection Agency is revamping the way it calculates auto fuel economy to better reflect vehicle performance with lead-footed, comfort-loving American drivers behind the wheel. The new ratings, which will debut on 2008 vehicles, will drop a given model’s estimated city mileage by 12 Read More
Bangor Daily News editorial The best that can be said about new vehicle fuel economy rules issued by federal regulators last week is that the largest sport utility vehicles will finally have to meet gas mileage standards, no matter how meager. On the bad side, buried in the voluminous rules is language barring states from Read More
Program will cut air and global warming pollution and make cleaner cars available to Maine drivers News Release AUGUSTA- In a bold stroke that will clear the skies over Maine and increase the availability of the cleanest cars, such as hybrid gas-electric vehicles, Governor John Elias Baldacci signed the Cleaner Car program into law today. Read More