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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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EPA Sets Timeline for Cleaning Up Largest Sources of Carbon Pollution

After a year of record high temperatures and extreme weather, and an especially hot, dry summer in Maine, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced its timeline for developing nationwide limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of global warming pollution.

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Clean Cars Would Save Mainers $911,000 on Thanksgiving Travel

 As Mainers prepare for one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, a new Environment Maine report finds that more fuel efficient cars would save Mainers roughly $911,000 at the gas pump this Thanksgiving alone. 

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Report | Environment Maine Research & Policy Center

Gobbling Less Gas for Thanksgiving - How Clean Cars Can Save Americans Money and Cut Oil Use

The transportation sector accounts for nearly two-thirds of the more than 19 million barrels of oil consumed each day in the United States.  The largest percentage is consumed by passenger cars and light duty trucks, such as SUVs, vans, and pickup trucks.

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News Release | Environment Maine

Maine Health Professionals Call On Washington Today to Combat Climate Change

Today, health professionals from across Maine join over 100 leading national and state-level public health organizations and experts who are calling upon President Obama and the U.S. Congress to protect the Clean Air Act and to let EPA start addressing climate changing pollution, as required by law.

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News Release | Environment Maine

More Than 120,000 Americans Call for 60 mpg Cars

More than 120,000 Americans urged the Obama administration to set strong clean vehicle standards that could dramatically cut oil use and global warming pollution—as well as save billions for consumers at the gas pump – during the public comment period that ended last Sunday.

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