Statement by Pete Didisheim, NRCM Advocacy Director I am very pleased to be here on behalf of the Natural Resources Council of Maine to witness the signing of the Governor’s liquidation harvesting bill. Liquidation harvesting is a pernicious practice that is eating away at Maine’s forested landscape. It happens when someone buys a wood lot, cuts Read More
The Natural Resources Council of Maine creates news releases on issues related to our work. We are a nonprofit membership organization protecting, restoring, and conserving Maine’s environment, now and for future generations. We release news as necessary to inform our members, the general public, businesses, and others about threats and opportunities related to Maine’s environment. Often, these news releases are coupled with press conferences, and, as opportunity arises, they include steps people can take to get involved or take action. For more than 50 years, the Natural Resources Council of Maine has been protecting the places and way of life that make Maine so special.
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by the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine Today, in celebration of Environmental Health Day in the Hall of Flags at the State Capitol, Governor John Baldacci signed three bills to protect public health and the environment from mercury and lead pollution. The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine, a coalition of eight Read More
Bans Disposal of Computer and Television Monitors and Calls for Agency to Plan for Statewide Collection of Hazardous Electronics NRCM news release Augusta, Maine – The Legislature has adopted a bill that bans landfilling and incineration of computer and television monitors effective January 1, 2006 and sets in motion a process to provide for collection Read More
On February 26, Governor Baldacci and the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) launched the Energy Star Residential Lighting Program to promote the use of energy efficient lighting and to reduce electricity consumption in Maine homes. The program offers instant rebates for Energy Star qualified compact fluorescent lamps and fixtures. Maine residents can save $2 on Read More
NRCM news release Emera, the parent company of Bangor Hydro, has decided not to move forward at this time with a proposed 170-foot wide, 84-mile transmission line that would have bisected Hancock and Washington Counties, running between Orrington, north of Bangor, and Baileyville, on the New Brunswick border. This massive new transmission line was strongly Read More
Facing certain defeat in front of the Board of Environmental Protection, Bangor Hydro Electric has withdrawn its application for a new transmission line across Hancock and Washington Counties in Downeast Maine, which was strongly opposed by the Natural Resources Council of Maine and citizens from throughout the state and region. “This is great news for Read More
News Release AUGUSTA, MAINE – Citizens, sports people and conservationists from all parts of Maine are pleased that today the state has reaffirmed its responsibility to manage the Allagash as a “wild” river area and has committed to revise its management plan to “incorporate the intent of the federal “wild’s river designation.” The Memorandum of Read More
The Board of Environmental Protection on June 21, 2001 voted unanimously in support of a plan to clean up nitrogen oxide NOx air pollution at Wyman Station in Yarmouth – Maine’s largest single source of air pollution. Of particular importance, the plan does not allow Wyman Station’s owner, Florida Power & Light Energy (FPL), to Read More
On Monday, March 26, 2001, outfitters, Maine guides and other concerned citizens from throughout Maine banded together under the State House dome to show their support for protecting the wild remote character of Maine’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway. The day was designed to provide businesses and individuals with an opportunity to educate legislators about the value Read More