Kennebec Coalition and Conservation Law Foundation news release April 1, 2022 (Augusta, ME) – As juvenile Atlantic salmon begin their spring migration to and from the Gulf of Maine, conservation groups are calling on the owner of four Kennebec River dams to act to prevent illegal injuries and death to this critically endangered fish species. Read More
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Maine Audubon and Natural Resources Council of Maine news release A bill that will expand Maine’s network of ecological reserves to protect more habitat for the state’s rich array of plants, animals, and other species was signed into law by Governor Janet Mills on Tuesday March 29, 2022. State-owned ecological reserves cover less than 1% Read More
Pohlmann spent past decade strengthening Maine’s largest environmental advocacy group to meet today’s challenges NRCM news release March 9, 2022 (Augusta, ME) – Lisa Pohlmann announced today that she will be retiring and stepping down as CEO of the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) by the end of 2022. Pohlmann was NRCM’s first female Read More
News release by Don’t Waste ME, Community Action Works, and the Natural Resources Council of Maine February 7, 2022 (Augusta, ME) – A bill to stop filling Maine’s landfills with out-of-state waste received a key endorsement today when a bipartisan majority of the Legislature’s Environment & Natural Resources Committee voted 11-2* in favor. LD 1639 Read More
NRCM news release December 16, 2021 (Augusta, ME) — Today, Judge Michael Duddy of the Maine Business & Consumer Court denied the motion by Avangrid and Central Maine Power (CMP) for a preliminary injunction to delay implementation of the new law passed overwhelmingly by Maine voters to terminate the CMP corridor. In his ruling the Read More
November 23, 2021 (Augusta, ME) — This evening, Maine Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Melanie Loyzim suspended the permit for CMP’s controversial corridor project. This is a major blow for the project and comes weeks after an overwhelming vote by Maine people to terminate the CMP corridor. Below is a short statement from NRCM’s Advocacy Read More
NRCM statement by Federal Director Emmie Theberge November 19, 2021 (Augusta, ME) — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of the Build Back Better Act, which includes the largest investment in climate action and clean energy in U.S. history. Below is a statement from Emmie Theberge, Federal Director at the Natural Resources Council of Read More
NRCM news release November, 18, 2021 (Augusta, ME) – Voters who supported Question 1 from across Maine gathered today outside the headquarters of Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to call on the agency’s commissioner to immediately suspend the permit for the highly controversial Central Maine Power (CMP) corridor project. Speakers at the rally noted that Maine law allows DEP Commissioner Melanie Loyzim to Read More
November 17, 2021 (Augusta, ME) — A new public opinion survey completed since Election Day shows that most Maine voters want Central Maine Power (CMP) to stop all clearing of trees in western Maine to honor the will of Maine voters. A strong majority also supports having the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) order Read More