News Release | Environment Maine

On 50th Anniversary of Unanimous Clean Air Vote, A Call for Bipartisan Climate Action

On the 50th anniversary of a unanimous 1970 U.S. Senate vote to pass the Clean Air Act, Maine Independent Senator Angus King today joined clean air, public health, and climate experts to call for that same spirit of bipartisan support to address the risks of climate change.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A resolute dedication to democratic ideals coupled with the wisdom to recognize how and when to see the task through to completion: Advocates for all causes would do well to emulate the qualities that made Justice Ginsburg a truly historic figure. We offer our condolences to her children and grandchildren. The country she worked so hard to improve will miss her.

News Release | Environment Maine

Statement: Environmental Protection Agency finalizes catastrophic methane rule

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration finalized New Source Performance Standards Thursday for oil and gas companies. The changes will allow the industry to release methane at sites across the country with little to no accountability. Methane, which is a commonly released gas during the extraction of fossil fuels, is a highly dangerous greenhouse gas that is 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

News Release | Environment Maine

Statement: Great American Outdoors Act being signed into law is historic

President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act today, which will permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually and provide $9.5 billion over five years to fix maintenance problems plaguing America’s public lands. 

News Release | Environment America

House spending bill goes big on climate, clean energy and transportation

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House passed a major climate-focused appropriations bill today that moves the country forward on clean energy and transportation. The bill authorizes billions of dollars in spending that would help rebuild and modernize the United States. The money is intended to expand access to clean transportation, modernize the electric grid and energy supply infrastructure, and protect public health and the environment. Notably, the bill includes $2.25 billion for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants; nearly $19 billion for transit; $1.4 billion for electric vehicle charging infrastructure; and a requirement that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issue a report on problems raised by the right-to-repair campaign. The Senate has yet to take up their version of the bill.

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