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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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Keep the Dark Patch Dark - Don't 'Reform' LURC

The Maine Woods are much different now. But they still display a great patch of darkness on the iconic nighttime satellite photos. This remote, largely undeveloped region has been privately owned for 1½ centuries. But the pressures for change are growing stronger. Resisting those pressures, with its finger in the dike, has been the Land Use Regulation Commission.

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News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine Hails Panel’s Decision to Keep Maine in RGGI Program

The Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee today rejected a bill, LD 793, which would have withdrawn Maine from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). 

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News Release | Environment Maine

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

This afternoon, the Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee voted to pass legislation to set ambitious goals to reduce Maine’s dependence on oil.  

 

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Court strikes down Plum Creek plan, saying LURC violated its own rules

A Maine judge on Thursday halted Plum Creek’s rezoning plan for the Moosehead Lake region and ordered regulators to reopen hearings on one of the largest and most controversial development proposals in state history.

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Piscataquis County commissioners oppose abolition of LURC

The Piscataquis County commissioners were unanimous Tuesday in their opposition to a proposal to abolish the Land Use Regulation Commission and turn its zoning and planning board functions in the Unorganized Territory over to county governments.

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