Environment Maine Latest Blog Posts

The North Woods, North America’s largest temperate forest, is once again at risk.

The debate over whether and when Americans will drive cars that pollute far less, or not at all, has intensified.

We're backing legislation to restore protections to the heart of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

At the urging of lawmakers and our national network, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a small step toward cleaning up our drinking water.

More than 10,000 Americans said "no" to plastic straws in February.

The Trump administration aims to roll back critical protections for America’s waterways. Doing so would put Maine’s iconic lakes and rivers at risk. The Clean Water Rule of 2015 defined the federal protection of streams and wetlands that are vital to traditional navigable waters, and now those waterways may lose their federal protection.

On February 20th, a group of 45 city and state decision makers and clean energy advocates joined us for our webinar, “What a Solar Homes Policy Could do for Your Community.” Environment America’s Go Solar Campaign Director Bret Fanshaw summarized the findings of our recent report, Solar Homes: The Next Step for Clean Energy. Representatives from the California Solar and Storage Association and the City of South Miami, Florida, then spoke to their communities’ successes in making solar the default on new construction through statewide and municipal Solar Homes policies, respectively.

LD 289 requires that beginning January 1, 2020, the sale or distribution in the State of disposable food service containers composed in whole or in part of polystyrene foam will be phoibited.

LD 153 requires all schools to test water used for drinking or culinary purposes for lead using water testing kits or by submitting samples of water to an approved laboratory for lead testing.