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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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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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News Release | Environment Maine

Vets, Health Groups, Businesses, Enviros to Urge Committee to Get Maine Off Oil -- LD 553 Sets Goals to Reduce Oil Dependence, Holds State Accountable

After months of grueling increases in the price of home heating oil and gasoline, the Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee today will consider a bipartisan bill to reduce Maine’s dependence on oil.

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Quimby's gift paints interesting future for Maine

If the state and federal governments are willing to accept these gifts and the financial responsibilities that come with them, this will be a major victory for land conservation in Maine.

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Report | Environment Maine Research & Policy Center

Smart, Clean and Ready to Go: How Solar Hot Water Can Reduce Pollution and Dependence on Fossil Fuels

Mainers could cut oil and other fossil fuel use and reduce pollution through the deployment of off the shelf, cost-effective solar hot water technology. By taking advantage of this ready-to-go technology to produce hot water for homes and businesses, Maine could save more than 7 million gallons of oil and reduce global warming pollution by the equivalent of eliminating the pollution from 27,700 cars on Maine’s roads.

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