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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.

Report | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

Shining Cities 2017

Solar power grew at a record-breaking pace in 2016. The United States now has 42 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy capacity, enough to power 8.3 million homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 52.3 million metric tons annually.1 Hundreds of thousands of Americans, especially in our cities, have invested in their own solar panels or solar projects in their communities and millions more are ready to join them.

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News Release | Environment Maine

Governor LePage could double the benefits of reducing power plant pollution

As the federal government attempts to roll back programs that limit air pollution with the Clean Cars Standards and the Clean Power Plan under attack, Environment Maine Research & Policy Center released a new report showing that Governor LePage could double the benefits of reducing power plant pollution. The report, Doubling Down on Climate Progress, concludes that doubling the strength of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative would cut dangerous global warming pollution from power plants in half by 2030 and double our investment in clean energy – enough to weatherize 260,000 homes, over one-third of every home in Maine.

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Report | Environment Maine

Doubling Down on Climate Progress

To tackle the climate crisis, we need to quickly shift away from dirty fossil fuels and towards 100 percent renewable energy. The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states are leading the way with the best regional clean air and climate protection program in the country: the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. 

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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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