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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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2 wind projects underway in Maine this summer

With four grid-scale wind projects already built in Maine and another two under construction, the state is poised to surpass an important milestone as it moves toward its 2015 wind-power generation goal.

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LURC's Balancing Act

Innovation and responsiveness to input are just the approach needed to address the issues facing Maine. As the pressure on our unspoiled places continues to grow, so too does the importance of having in place a thoughtful, consistent system for managing competing demands and allowing public input. The Land Use Regulation Commission has demonstrated that it is just such an entity, and can manage difficult decisions that balance development with natural values.

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Federal judge says suit over river salmon can proceed

A federal magistrate judge has recommended lawsuits filed by two environmental groups against two companies that operate hydro-electric dams on the lower Androscoggin River be allowed to go forward. Friends of Merrymeeting Bay and Environment Maine say the recommendation is a preliminary victory in their efforts to save the endangered Atlantic salmon from extinction.

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Group begins to study fate of LURC

Over the summer, a legislative study commission will begin composing a report recommending that the Land Use Regulation Commission be dismantled. LURC - known almost universally by its acronym - is effectively the local government for the state's vast 10.4 million acre unorganized territory, just over half Maine's land area.

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