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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

News Release | Environment Maine

America’s clean air, water, health come in dead last in “America First” Budget

Today, President Trump released his first proposed budget to Congress.

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News Release | Environment America

546 Leaders Call for Stronger Northeast Climate Pact

More than 500 organizations, businesses, health professionals, lawmakers, and community leaders from the Northeast, called on Governor LePage’s administration and other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to strengthen the nation’s best regional climate and clean air program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). 

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News Release | Environment Maine

Scott Pruitt won’t protect Maine’s air, water or families

Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate voted to approve President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America’s Executive Director, Margie Alt, issued the following statement in response:

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News Release | Environment Maine

Oxford Networks sees Big Benefits from Pollution Reduction Program

Brunswick, Maine— Curbing dangerous carbon pollution can reduce the risk of global warming and benefit local communities at the same time, according to a report released today by Environment Maine Research & Policy Center. The group notes that Maine stands to benefit even more if a current pollution reduction program is strengthened.

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News Release | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

It’s Time to Get the Lead out of School Drinking Water, Says Environment Maine

Citing growing evidence of pervasive lead contamination in schools’ drinking water, Environment Maine today launched a new Get the Lead Out campaign.  An analysis by Environment Maine Research and Policy Center gave Maine a grade of F to prevent children’s drinking water from becoming laced with lead at school. The Maine Public Health Association, Prevent Harm, and State Senator Rebecca Millett all joined Environment Maine in calling for swift action to ensure lead-free water in Maine’s schools and daycares. 

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