Testimony in support of LD 25, An Act to Provide Indigenous Peoples Free Access to State Parks To the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry by Josh Caldwell, Climate & Clean Energy Outreach Coordinator January 25, 2023 Senator Ingwersen, Representative Pluecker, distinguished members of the Committe on Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. My name is Josh Caldwell. I Read More
The Natural Resources Council of Maine reviews every bill being considered by the Maine Legislature to determine which ones deserve support and which ones should be opposed based on their potential impact on Maine’s environment. Read more about the bills we are following and taking action on.
NRCM’s experts have been hard at work identifying our top priorities for the 2023 legislative session that will protect Maine’s climate, water, wildlife, and outdoors. Please join us on February 2nd for an interactive Zoom meeting where you can learn more about NRCM’s top priority bills and ways you can get involved. Zoom in: Taking Action Read More
NRCM’s Advocacy Director Pete Didisheim broke down the election results and shared our best thinking on what this election will mean for climate action, land conservation, healthy waters, and other important environmental priorities in both Augusta and Washington, DC. Zoom in: 2022 Elections and the Environment Tuesday, November 15 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Maine Environment Summer 2022: What’s Inside! In this issue of Maine Environment, we feature a story about our work to expand the Maine Ecological Reserve System through passage of legislation during the 2022 session. As Maine’s environment faces growing threats from development, pollution, invasive species, biodiversity loss, and climate change, it is more important than ever Read More
Maine’s natural environment provides us with so much: healthy air, clean water, flood control, crop pollination, carbon sequestration, inspiration, recreation, and much more. Though our scientific knowledge grows every year, there are species and relationships in nature we know little about or haven’t even discovered. Maine’s ecological reserve system was created by the Legislature in Read More
When many Mainers think about waste, their minds often wander to trash that they throw out at home or work. However, there is another culprit that is quickly filling up our landfills and harming residents of Maine. Construction and demolition debris (CDD), such as scrap metal, concrete, and wood, which is created from the tearing Read More
NRCM news release May 9, 2022 (Augusta, ME) – Electric utilities in Maine will for the first time be required to create a comprehensive plan for supporting the state’s ambitious climate and clean energy goals under a landmark bill signed into law earlier this month. Conservation groups that worked closely with lawmakers and the Mills Read More
NRCM news release May 6, 2022 (Augusta, ME) – The vast majority of Mainers support policies to curb pollution by reducing waste and acting on climate according to a new poll of Maine voters conducted in Spring 2022. The poll confirms that actions taken by the Maine Legislature over the past few years to encourage Read More
Bipartisan votes on many bills highlight strong conservation ethic NRCM news release April 26, 2022 (Augusta, ME) — The Maine Legislature yet again delivered significant progress on a broad range of environmental issues that will benefit Mainers across the state, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM). NRCM praised Governor Read More