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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

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Letters to the editor, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011: Reject Stacked Panel

Andrew Francis, field associate with Environment Maine, has his letter published in the Bangor Daily News urging lawmakers to reject the findings of the rigged task force studying LURC. 

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Maine Group Blasts Obama's Decision on Ozone Standards

A Maine environmental group is taking issue with the Obama administration's decision not to raise federal air quality standards for ozone pollution.

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Don't 'Short-Cut' Park Process

Gov. Paul LePage’s decision to not take sides in the debate about a proposed Maine Woods National Park is the most rational thing that’s been done about the plan and its opposition recently. What the administration can’t stay out of are efforts to rebuild and diversify the economy of the Katahdin region.

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Obama says fuel standards will save businesses billions

Firetrucks and concrete mixers, semis, heavy-duty pickups and all trucks in between will, for the first time, have to trim fuel consumption and emissions of heat-trapping gases under new efficiency standards announced Tuesday by President Barack Obama. The White House said the standards will save businesses billions of dollars in fuel costs, help reduce oil consumption and cut air pollution. The standards apply to vehicle model years 2014 to 2018.

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News Release | Environment Maine

President Obama Takes Historic Step to Get America Off Oil and Tackle Global Warming Through Cleaner Cars

President Obama today announced the outline of proposed clean car standards that by 2030 will cut annual gasoline use nationally by as much as 23 billion gallons, reduce annual emissions of global warming pollution by as much as 280 million metric tons, and save Americans over $80 billion at the gas pump annually.

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