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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.

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America's Great Outdoors report celebrates Acadia

The Bangor Daily News covers Environment Maine's response to President Obama's America's Great Outdoors report, recognizing the value and need to protect Acadia and other prized places around the country.

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Maine group lauds Obama budget push for conservation funding

Maine Today Media's Washington D.C. Bureau Chief blogs about President Obama's proposal to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which provides funding for preserving privately owned land in Acadia National Park and other prized places.

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News Release | Environment Maine

America's Great Outdoors Report Celebrates Acadia, the Best of America

Environment Maine applauded President Obama for recognizing the immense value of and need to protect Acadia National Park and other prized places in his long anticipated America’s Great Outdoors report, which highlights findings from the administration’s listening sessions in Bangor and across the country, asking Americans for input on how to protect the places they value most.

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News Release | Environment Maine

Senators Snowe & Collins Urged to Protect Public Health, Reject New Dirty Air Bills

 Late yesterday, two U.S. Senators introduced dangerous legislation that seeks to block new public health protections.

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Groups sue on behalf of Atlantic 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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