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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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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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Abolishing LURC won't solve anything

While there may be issues with LURC, abolishing it would fix nothing, and would poorly serve the state. The counties are, at least at present, a very poor substitute for what has become a state function. Historically, counties have not engaged to any significant degree in the planning, permitting and enforcement functions that are an absolute necessity.

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News Release | Environment Maine

NEW REPORT: Clean Cars Would Save Mainers $500 at the Gas Pump This Summer

 

As Mainers face $4-per-gallon gas prices, a new Environment Maine report finds that more fuel efficient cars would save every Mainer family an average of $490 at the gas pump this summer alone.  Environment Maine released the report as the Obama administration develops new fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks.  

 

 

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