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Environment Maine Testimony in Support of LD 797, ‘An Act To Limit Greenhouse Gas Pollution and Effectively Use Maine's Natural Resources’ | Carissa Maurin

LD 797 requies that by January 1, 2050 the State must reduce net annual greenhouse gas emissions to at least 80% below the 1990 net annual greenhouse gas emissions level. It directs the Department of Environmental Protection to establish interim net annual emissions levels and to monitor and report on gross and net annual greenhouse gas emissions. It also directs the department to update the State's climate action plan and evaluate the State's progress toward meeting the reduction levels.

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Trump administration pulls the plug on clean car negotiations

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

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News Release | Environment America

Land & Water Conservation Fund Renewal Signed into Law

The Land & Water Conservation Fund has supported everything from the expansion and maintenance of local parks and recreation centers to national forests, national parks and historical sites.

“This victory is a testament to the perseverance of many in Congress who wouldn’t let America’s most successful conservation and recreation program die,” said Ed Johnson, president of Environment America. “You don’t see votes like 92-8 in the Senate and 363-62 in the House without members putting their shoulder to the wheel.”

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Statement: Bipartisan water infrastructure effort could halt sewage pollution

The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing today on the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), highlighting the need for a new, bipartisan bill that would more than double the CWSRF authorization to $4 billion per year. From Arizona’s leaky pipes to New England’s sewage overflows, America needs to get serious about our water systems. That means dramatically increasing investments in water infrastructure that focus on prevention. We applaud U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio, Grace Napolitano, Don Young, and John Katko for introducing their bipartisan water infrastructure bill, which takes aim at this problem.

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Environment Maine Testimony in Support of LD 153 'An Act To Strengthen Testing for Lead in School Drinking Water' | Carissa Maurin

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.

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