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Late Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new policy that would suspend enforcement of key provisions of our nation’s environmental laws during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Congress is rushing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to bail out industries affected by the measures being taken to stem the spread and severity of the coronavirus. But in putting out one fire, our leaders must not pour gasoline on another -- namely, global warming. Taxpayer dollars should not be spent bailing out industries that are accelerating climate change. Any bailout funding must require industries to reduce their carbon emissions and other pollution.
As people in my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, and across the United States brace for weeks of school closures and social distancing, I am searching for ways to make the most of this challenging period. While our own health, essential needs, and family care arrangements are top of mind, we are also staring down the inevitability of long stretches of boredom. I’d love to help my step-kids fill this time by learning about the planet and how to protect it. So I asked my colleagues at Environment America to help me come up with a list of ideas.
A bill which would restrict homeowner use of bee-killing pesticides in Maine earned approval from the Legislature's Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee on Thursday.
Portland, ME – The transportation sector is the largest source of global warming pollution in Maine. But a new report from Environment Maine Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group describes how Maine can build a zero-carbon transportation future - all while cleaning our air and creating safer, healthier communities.