Updates

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

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.

> Keep Reading
Headline

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.

> Keep Reading
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.

> Keep Reading
News Release | Environment Maine

As Oil Prices Soar, Report Finds Solar Hot Water Would Save Mainers $, Oil

As oil prices rise steeply, an Environment Maine report released today finds that 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.

> Keep Reading
News Release | Environment Maine

Senate Rejects Assault on ME's Public Health, Environment; Sens. Snowe and Collins Vote with Polluter Lobby

The U.S. Senate today rejected a House-passed funding bill that included sweeping attacks on many core environmental and public health programs.  The bill would have blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from updating and enforcing limits on a variety of dangerous pollutants such as mercury, arsenic, and carbon, saving consumers billions of dollars annually at the gas pump through clean car standards, and protecting the drinking water supplies for more than 117 million Americans. It also would have slashed funding to preserve Acadia National Park and other treasured places around Maine and the country. 

> Keep Reading

Pages