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One of the issues that most reliably gets people excited and engaged is our campaign to defend our public lands, especially the Tongass National Forest. But why are people from California to Texas to Maine so passionate about a forest in remote southern Alaska? Much of that passion owes to the fact that some places stir the imagination and therefore, the soul. People also understand intuitively that the campaign to save the Tongass is about something larger than even that vast forest: It’s about what we value as a society.
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration finalized New Source Performance Standards Thursday for oil and gas companies. The changes will allow the industry to release methane at sites across the country with little to no accountability.
The Maine Climate Council is considering recommendations for the new statewide Climate Action Plan, and is asking Maine people to provide input through online surveys. Now is the time for you to speak up for the environment and our communities! The following recommendations have been identified by Maine’s environmental, public health, social justice, and community organizations, including Environment Maine, as essential components for Maine's Climate Action Plan.
President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act today, which will permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually and provide $9.5 billion over five years to fix maintenance problems plaguing America’s public lands.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House passed a major climate-focused appropriations bill today that moves the country forward on clean energy and transportation. The bill authorizes billions of dollars in spending that would help rebuild and modernize the United States. The money is intended to expand access to clean transportation, modernize the electric grid and energy supply infrastructure, and protect public health and the environment.