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Governor scales back development plan.

Gov. LePage and his allies pushed an ambitious plan to weaken protections for the North Woods. But Mainers fought back. Thanks to the overwhelming public response, the governor’s been forced to scale back his agenda—for now.

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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Report | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

Get the Lead Out

Our children need safe drinking water – especially at school where they go to learn and play each day.  Unfortunately, lead is contaminating drinking water at schools and pre-schools across the country.  As our report shows, states are so far failing to make the grade when it comes to keeping lead out of drinking water at school.  Instead of waiting for more testing, we need to proactively remove the lead pipes and plumbing at the root of this toxic hazard for our children.

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News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine Applauds Senator Collins on her Commitment to Vote Against AG Scott Pruitt for EPA

PORTLAND, ME—  Environment Maine had just wrapped up delivering over 300 personal letters to Senator Collins yesterday when she announced that she would vote no on the appointment of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Laura Dorle, Campaign Director with Environment Maine, issued the following statement:

"We couldn't be more grateful to Senator Collins for listening to her constituents and standing up for Maine's environment by committing to vote no on Scott Pruitt. As the only member of her party to thus far make this commitment, we want Senator Collins to know that we have her back on this issue.

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