By J. William Somes, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed How many times in a month do you turn on the news and find that a climate-related catastrophe has laid waste to another swath of land, claiming dozens of lives and billions of dollars in damages? The horror stories are, unfortunately, nothing new;… 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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At the heart of the legal fight between South Portland and a pipeline company is the issue of ‘local control,’ and whether a community can block an energy project. By Sabrina Shankman Inside Climate News news story SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine—A federal judge has handed a win to South Portland, Maine over a pipeline company that… Continue Reading
Bangor Daily News editorial As it came to a frigid end on the East Coast, 2017 cemented its place in the record books as a year of weather-related disasters. Thanks to three close together hurricanes and a prolonged wildfire season in the west, disaster spending in the United States reached a new high. Scientists warn… Continue Reading
Event organizers said it would be too cold on Sunday to jump into the water WMTW news story The Polar Bear Dip & Dash hosted by the Natural Resources Council of Maine has cancelled the dip portion of its event Sunday.Event participants initially intended to run a 5K around Portland’s Back Cove and then take… Continue Reading
U.S. District Judge John Woodcock ruled against many of the company’s arguments but left open the question whether the ban on crude oil exports interferes with interstate commerce. by Kevin Miller, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story A federal judge on Friday largely rejected arguments from Portland Pipe Line Company challenging the legality of… Continue Reading
Environmentalists vow to head to the courts to preserve the pristine natural resource. The Seattle Times editorial Portland Press Herald editorial page During her nearly four years as President Obama’s secretary of the interior, Sally Jewell said, oil companies did not pressure her about opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling. Politicians, however,… Continue Reading