EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned amidst a slew of anti-environment actions and ethics violations. Now we have a chance for a fresh start at EPA. But the likely nominee, Andrew Wheeler, is a former coal industry lobbyist who will continue to advance a pro-polluter agenda that rejects science, endangers health, and undermines clean energy. Tell Maine's Senators we need an EPA administrator who will undo Pruitt's damage and put the health of Mainers and our environment first.
Take Action for Maine's Environment
The Natural Resources Council of Maine will help you take action at a moment's notice on issues related to the protection of Maine's air, land, waters, and wildlife. Click on each item below to take action via our automatic email system (your emails will be sent to the correct elected officials based on your address information).
Oppose CMP's Proposed Transmission Line
We oppose Central Maine Power’s (CMP’s) proposal to build a 145-mile transmission line from the Québec-Maine border to Lewiston because it would harm Maine forests and wildlife, suppress Maine’s renewable energy industry, and could actually increase climate change emissions, all without any clear benefit to Maine or Massachusetts. Please sign the petition to urge decision makers in Maine and Massachusetts to deny CMP’s permits.
Call for an Increased EPA Budget
In real dollars, the EPA budget is 55% lower than it was in 1979, even though demands on the agency and its responsibilities have grown. We need to call on Congress to reverse the budget cuts that are keeping the EPA from meeting its many obligations.
Ask Maine’s Congressional delegation to push for at least a 10% increase in the EPA budget, and to pass a spending bill with no harmful amendments.