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.
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).
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.
Remove Pruitt from EPA
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has proven himself unfit to lead the federal agency that protects our public health, environment, and economy. During his past year in office, Pruitt has worked to silence scientists and derail dozens of environmental safeguards that protect our clean air, clean water, public lands, and climate. We need to remove him from EPA and replace him with someone who will stand up for the American people rather than protecting polluters.
Tell Your Legislators What You Think about Their Solar Votes
Even though both the Maine Senate and House initially passed this year’s modest solar bill, LD 1444, with a greater than two-thirds super majority, several legislators then bowed to political arm-twisting and cajoling by Gov. LePage and lobbying from CMP. They failed to uphold their previous support and promises to their constituents for purely political reasons, so the bill failed to pass. Whether your legislator was consistently supportive, unsupportive, or flip-flopped their votes, please let them know what you think of their vote on this bill!