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Summer Gas Prices: Beating the Heat with Cleaner Cars

Rapidly rising gas prices across the country are shining a spotlight on the dire consequences of America’s dependence on oil. Our continued use of oil puts our environment, our health, and our national security at risk, and with prices across the country exceeding $4 per gallon, it is putting an incredible burden on our economy and on American families.

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Keep the Dark Patch Dark - Don't 'Reform' LURC

The Maine Woods are much different now. But they still display a great patch of darkness on the iconic nighttime satellite photos. This remote, largely undeveloped region has been privately owned for 1½ centuries. But the pressures for change are growing stronger. Resisting those pressures, with its finger in the dike, has been the Land Use Regulation Commission.

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News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine Hails Panel’s Decision to Keep Maine in RGGI Program

The Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee today rejected a bill, LD 793, which would have withdrawn Maine from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). 

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Environment Maine Applauds Committee Passage of Bill to Get Maine Off Oil - LD 553 Sets Ambitious Goals to Reduce Oil Dependence, Holds State Accountable

This afternoon, the Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee voted to pass legislation to set ambitious goals to reduce Maine’s dependence on oil.  

 

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Court strikes down Plum Creek plan, saying LURC violated its own rules

A Maine judge on Thursday halted Plum Creek’s rezoning plan for the Moosehead Lake region and ordered regulators to reopen hearings on one of the largest and most controversial development proposals in state history.

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