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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.

News Release | Environment Maine

Energy Efficient Buildings Would Save Maine Families $2,200 per Year, While Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Maine families could save $2,200 every year on their energy bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, according to a new report by Environment Maine.

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Report | Environment Maine Research & Policy Center

Building Better: How High-Efficiency Buildings Will Save Money and Reduce Global Warming

We can save money and help solve global warming by reducing the amount of energy we use, and the best place to start is in the buildings we live and work in every day. Over 40 percent of our energy – and 10 percent of all the energy used in the world – goes toward powering America’s buildings, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

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News Release | Environment Maine

Bold New Vision for Solar in America

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Report | Environment Maine Research & Policy Center

Preserving America's Natural Heritage: Lessons From States' Efforts to Fund Open Space Protection

Our natural landscapes provide us with places of great beauty, and they also play a critical role in providing habitat for wildlife along with clean water, fresh air and recreational opportunities for Americans.

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More than 6,000 petitions against Plum Creek are submitted

Environment Maine and RESTORE: The North Woods file more than 6,000 petitions in opposition to Plum Creek Timber Co.'s development plan for the Moosehead Lake region.

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