News Release | Environment Maine

Statement: New right whale plan appears to only “delay extinction”

“It’s good to see NOAA taking action to protect the endangered right whale, but unfortunately, the plan that was released today falls short, said Environment Maine state director, Anya Fetcher. By our reading, the net effect will be to delay the extinction of this beautiful, massive creature. What we need is a plan to save it."

News Release

Senate votes to revitalize American infrastructure

The infrastructure we build impacts our health and the environment for decades into the future. We applaud the Senate for recognizing that all Americans want clean air to breathe, clean, lead-free water to drink, and more options to get around.

News Release | Environment Maine

Conservation advocates call on Commerce Secretary to save right whales

“Right whales have lived off our coast for millennia. But if we fail to act, our generation could be the last to see these gentle giants swim off our shores,” said Fetcher. “We have the tools and the knowledge to keep these iconic whales safe. We just have to use them.”  

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Infrastructure must be a good deal for our health

A bipartisan group of senators met Tuesday afternoon to prepare for a vote planned Wednesday on a $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework that aims to boost federal investment in U.S. infrastructure, including billions for roads, clean water and power infrastructure, according to media reports. 

News Release | Environment Maine

Maine governor signs groundbreaking waste reduction bill into law

Gov. Janet Mills signed LD 1541, which holds producers responsible for their packaging waste, into law on Tuesday. The new law will establish a program called Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Packaging, which will require big corporations to shoulder a large percentage of the costs of recycling and waste disposal programs in the state.

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