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Keystone XL approval is wrong direction

By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.

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Lawsuit claims dams harm endangered salmon

Environment Maine and Friends of Merrymeeting Bay filed lawsuits against the owners and operators of seven dams on the Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers. The dams are being sued for violating laws meant to prevent local extinction of the Atlantic Salmon, an iconic fish in Maine.

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Improving LURC

Bills to abolish the Land Use Regulation Commission, often called the planning board for the state’s 10 million acres of Unorganized Territory, have been around since the commission’s founding in 1971. The solution isn’t to hand this work to the county commissioners, however.

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Giving LURC's work to counties makes little sense

Bad ideas have a way of turning up again and again in the Maine Legislature and there's a doozie coming up again this year — abolishing LURC.

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