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Governor scales back development plan.

Gov. LePage and his allies pushed an ambitious plan to weaken protections for the North Woods. But Mainers fought back. Thanks to the overwhelming public response, the governor’s been forced to scale back his agenda—for now.

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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News Release | Environment Maine

First-Ever U.S. Solar Jobs Census Shows Major Growth in Solar Jobs

Jobs in the solar industry are booming, with 93,000 solar jobs at more than 16,700 solar employment sites in all 50 states, according to a new report released today by Environment Maine and authored by the Solar Foundation.

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