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News Release | Environment Maine

Reacting to pervasive lead contamination in schools’ drinking water, Environment Maine Research & Policy Center gave Maine an F grade today for addressing the problem, according to a new national report. In the second edition of Environment Maine Research & Policy Center’s Get The Lead Out study, the state showed poor progress as Maine received an “F” grade in 2017, as well. We are calling for swift action to ensure lead-free water in Maine’s schools.

Report | Environment Maine Research & Policy Center

Our children need safe drinking water – especially at school where they go to learn and play each day.  Unfortunately, lead is contaminating drinking water at schools and pre-schools across the country. As our report shows, states are failing to make the grade when it comes to keeping lead out of drinking water at school.  Instead of waiting for more testing, we need to proactively remove the lead pipes and plumbing at the root of this toxic hazard for our children.

News Release | Environment Maine Research & Policy Center

With local municipalities playing an increasingly important role in the clean energy revolution, Environment Maine Research and Policy Center released a new toolkit today to support cities and towns nationwide in capturing more clean renewable energy from the sun. Ten Ways Your Community Can Go Solar offers practical ways to take advantage of millions of available rooftops across the country and in Maine.   

Blog Post

Last week President Trump signed a historic bipartisan bill to protect the environment. With the stroke of a pen the Natural Resources Management Act has been passed! The bill passed in the Senate, 92-8, and then in the House, 363-62, before landing on the President's desk. This bipartisan action permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

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Energy Sage

Have you ever thought about going solar at your home or business? Environment Maine has partnered with EnergySage to make finding your local solar options easy. Find out more.