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• alerts on new threats to Maine's environment
• opportunities to join other Mainers on urgent actions
• updates on the decisions that impact our environment
• resources to help you create a cleaner, greener future
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.
“All across the state, Maine people and businesses are witnessing the dangerous effects of climate change first hand. And if we don’t come together to meet these challenges head on, we will continue to see fewer and fewer outdoor opportunities for our anglers, hunters, and everyone who enjoys the wonderful natural resources that Maine has to offer.” - Senator Angus King at Monday’s 2nd Annual Fishing on Thin Ice Forum in Bridgton
Portland, Maine – Counties housing 68% of Mainers were affected recently by weather-related disasters, including flooding and rising sea levels, according to an interactive, online map (http://environmentamerica.org/page/ame/extreme-weather-map) released by Environment Maine that crunches data from the federal government. Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts. This is especially important coming off the warmest February and winter ever recorded.
Our new interactive extreme weather map shows weather-related disasters in the United States over the last five years and tells the stories of the people and communities who have endured some of those disasters and other extreme weather events.
South Portland--Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for Maine denied the City of South Portland’s Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit brought by the oil industry against the city’s landmark Clear Skies Ordinance, which was passed 6-1 by the City Council at the end of July 2014 with enormous public support from the citizens of South Portland.