News Release | Protect South Portland

Tar Sands Ordinance Passes on Initial Vote

The South Portland City Council voted 6-1 tonight to pass the Clear Skies Ordinance, a new, narrow ordinance that will protect the city from tar sands.

News Release | Environment Maine

Maine Leaders Hail Carbon Pollution Standards as Bold Step on Global Warming

In the most significant step the United States has ever taken to reduce the pollution causing global warming, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the first-ever national carbon pollution standards for existing power plants.

News Release | Environment Maine

New Report: Portland Lags Behind on Solar Power Among U.S. Cities

Environment Maine was joined at Becky’s Diner today by Rep. Mike Michaud, Mayor Michael Brennan, Zach Rand, son of diner owner Becky Rand, and other local elected officials and business leaders to release a new report, “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution.” The report provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar power in major American cities, including Portland.

News Release | Environment Maine

New Report: Wind Energy Yields Major Environmental Benefits for Maine

Portland, Maine—Wind energy is on the rise in Maine and is providing large environmental benefits for the state, according to a new report released today by Environment Maine. Maine’s wind energy avoided 534,700 metric tons of climate-altering carbon pollution in 2012, which is equivalent to eliminating the pollution from more than 111,000 cars. The report also finds that wind energy reduces smog and soot pollution and saves the nation vast amounts of water.

News Release | Environment Maine

Panel Presents Maine Perspectives on Climate Change & Proposed National Limits on Climate Pollution from Power Plants

Portland, ME – Support is building in Maine for national standards that would limit climate-changing pollution from new power plants. Such standards are being pursued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Today, Maine residence gathered to learn and speak about the new climate pollution standards and some of the benefits to Maine of reducing climate pollution from upwind power plants.