Once a year, NRCM organizes a day for Maine citizens to come together at our office, to learn about policies that affect our land, air, water, and wildlife during in the legislative session, and to go together to the State House so they can speak to their representatives. Today we had the largest turnout ever Read More
The Natural Resources Council of Maine and other concerned citizens gathered at the State House on March 1, 2011 to announce a list of 50 bills that we believe are the most damaging to Maine’s environmental protections. “We have never seen such a widespread assault on the laws that protect Maine’s clean air, clean water, and Read More
At a State House news conference today, before a crowd of people from all corners of Maine, a group of businessmen and women endorsed a set of guiding principles that could help lawmakers sort through the raft of proposals for “regulatory reform” that have been made in recent months. At the event, hosted by the Read More
NRCM Advocacy Director Pete Didisheim speaks at Maine Wind Power Day on March 26 at the State House about why wind power, in carefully located areas, is so important for Maine’s people and environment.
The Legislature did great work this year on energy and environmental legislation. NRCM kept track of more than 160 pieces of legislation (out of more than 1500 introduced), and lawmakers did the right thing on nearly all of our priority bills. We have just mailed NRCM’s annual Environmental Report Card to members and supporters, and Read More
Surrounded by legislators, advocates and children, Governor Baldacci held a ceremonial signing of two important bills dealing with toxic pollution. First up for his signature was a first-in-the-nation law to create a recycling program for compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) which contain small amounts of mercury. Bill sponsor Rep. Seth Berry (D-Bowdoinham) was accompanied by his Read More
Matt Prindiville, NRCM’s toxics project director, testified at the Maine Legislature this morning. For those of you who were unable to attend this public hearing, we thought you would like to see Matt testifying on behalf of NRCM, urging the safe collection and recycling of CFL bulbs. NRCM’s staff, members, and activists are hard at Read More
The legislative session is in full swing, and your voice can make all the difference! We hope you will join us in Augusta on Tuesday, March 17, for a very “green” day here at NRCM: St. Patrick’s Day and Citizen Action Day. Last year, by just a ONE VOTE margin, Maine set energy efficiency standards Read More