News Release

"Interactive map shows local impacts of flooding and ice storms”

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.

News Release | Environment Maine

Protect South Portland Applauds South Portland City Council for Defense of Clear Skies Ordinance

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.

News Release | Environment America

Northeast & Mid-Atlantic states can lead the nation to a clean energy future

WILMINGTON, DEL. – On Tuesday, stakeholders from nine northeastern states will gather for the first time after the Paris Climate Agreement to discuss potential improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation’s first multi-state program to limit global warming pollution from power plants.

News Release | Environment America

Clean water wins as Congress rejects budget rider

Due to overwhelming public support, the Clean Water Rule has now withstood every attack that polluters could muster in Congress - the Barrasso bill, the CRA measure, and now an attempted budget rider.  Polluters and their allies have played all their dirty water cards in Congress and lost.   

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