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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.

News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine Applauds Passage of Bill to Get Maine Off Oil - LD 553 Sets Ambitious Goals to Reduce Oil Dependence, Holds State Accountable

The Legislature today gave final approval to a bill that sets ambitious goals to reduce Maine’s dependence on oil and requires the state develop a comprehensive plan to achieve the goals.

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News Release | Environment Maine

NEW ANALYSIS: U.S. Senate Proposal Would Increase Maine’s Oil Dependence by 2 Million Gallons, Cost Consumers $6 Million

As oil continues to pour into the Gulf of Mexico and just a day before a major U.S. Senate vote on legislation that would block new rules requiring cars and light trucks to use less oil, a new analysis finds that the proposed Senate measure would increase Maine’s dependence on oil by more than 2 million gallons in 2016.

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Letter to the editor, June 8, 2011: Save LURC

Thomas Varney writes about his positive experiences with LURC in a letter to the editor.

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Letters to the editor, May 29, 2011: Abolishing LURC would do North Woods no good at all

As a Mainer, hiker and resident, Laura Suarez is disappointed at the little coverage given to Gov. LePage's attacks on the North Woods.

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Legislature should take more time on LURC

A legislative committee took a step in the right direction this week by saying it needed more time to implement a plan to abolish the Land Use Regulation Commission and shift all its authority to county governments. The committee ought to go a little further, however, and take the time to ask if abolishing LURC is really a good idea at all.

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