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Environment Maine had a very busy legislative session working to pass policies to protect Maine’s clean air, water, and beautiful open spaces. Here’s a quick recap of the highlights.

New governors across the country have grabbed the mantle to address the climate crisis

New car buyers who want to do their part on climate change will have more incentive to buy electric if a new bill becomes law.

The idea that Americans should enjoy more and better-maintained parks, wildlife refuges, hiking trails and ball fields is earning bipartisan support.

New legislation would permanently protect Alaska's Tongass National Forest—the nation's largest—and the bears, moose, eagles and other wildlife that call it home.

Toxic foams that threaten the health of armed service members and their neighbors would no longer be used on military bases under Environment Maine-backed legislation.

Monday June 17th, state director Carissa Maurin gave the following testimony on behalf of Enviornment Maine in support of the LD 911: A Bond to Promote Land Conservation, Working Waterfronts, Water Access and Outdoor Recreation, LD 1119: A Bond to Support Investments in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, LD 1836: An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Infrastructure, Economic Development, Workforce Development and Energy and Environment Investment.

Commitments to power society with clean energy are accelerating us from 0 to 100 quickly.