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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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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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Offshore Wind in the Atlantic - Growing Momentum for Jobs, Energy Independence, Clean Air, and Wildlife Protection

The Atlantic states are uniquely positioned to forge a clean, independent energy future. The region’s current dependence on fossil fuels has far-reaching and devastating impacts —– affecting residents’ health, draining their pocketbooks, causing air and water pollution, and warming the planet. Many Atlantic states have already become leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies that create jobs, lower energy costs, cut pollution, and reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels. These efforts will greatly benefit people and wildlife for generations to come.

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REPORT: Offshore Wind is Next Clean Energy Wave for Maine

Up and down the Atlantic coast, states and wind developers are making significant progress in advancing offshore wind projects, according to a new report, released today.

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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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