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EPA unveils regulations to reduce airborne mercury

Maine regulators as well as health and environmental organizations are cheering new federal rules announced Wednesday that are expected to reduce the amount of airborne mercury pollution drifting into the state from coal-fired power plants in other states.

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LURC reform panel shows little progress

The commission charged with reforming the state agency overseeing development in Maine's 10.5 million acres of unorganized territory gave its first progress report Thursday to the Legislature's Agricultural Committee. A summary of the report: The commission has a lot of work to do.

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Panel told LURC needs revision, not dismantle

A panel studying the future of the Land Use Regulation Commission heard a common refrain Thursday afternoon during a public listening session: Please reform and improve the commission, but keep it.

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Quimby's idea for a national park gathering momentum, supporters say

A citizens committee formed to investigate the feasibility of Roxanne Quimby’s proposal to give to the National Park Service 70,000 acres she owns adjacent to Baxter State Park announced Wednesday that 16 groups support having the park service study the proposal’s feasibility.

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Tepid support for TRAIN Act among N.H., Maine delegation

The TRAIN Act, a bill that would limit the power of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate certain kinds of air pollution, cleared the House late last week — but with almost all New England House members refusing to hop on board with the legislation.

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