News Release | Environment Maine

Every Maine County Hit By At Least One Recent Weather Disaster; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment Maine report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.  The report found that, already, every Maine county has been hit by at least one federally declared weather-related disaster since 2006.

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Citizens and Experts to Testify Against LD 1798 in Effort to Protect North Woods and Keep LURC Strong

Today at the Maine State House in Augusta, concerned citizens, experts, and legislators will testify in support of strong protections for Maine’s North Woods at a public hearing in front of the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. The citizens will testify on LD 1798, which would roll back 40 years of protections for the North Woods by diminishing the scope and power of the Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC).

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New Test Results Reveal BPA in Baby Food, Canned Foods

Bisphenol-A (BPA) was found in all but one of the containers of baby and toddler food tested in a new study released today by the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine. Parents and grandparents rallied at the State House and called for action to get BPA out of the food supply.  Concern about BPA as a toxic threat to children’s health has been growing in recent years as it has been linked to cancer, obesity, learning disabilities, male infertility, and early puberty in girls.

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Environment Maine Rallies Citizens to Deliver 17,000 Messages on the North Woods

Citizens concerned with the fate of Maine’s natural heritage gathered in Augusta today to urge their legislators to protect Maine’s North Woods and vote against legislation that would undermine Maine’s Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC). Environment Maine, a statewide environmental advocacy organization, collected the 17,000 messages from every state legislative district and hosted the event at the State House for citizens to deliver the messages to their legislators in the Maine House of Representatives.

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Federal Judge Rules Endangered Species Act Case Against Brookfield Power Can Go Forward

A federal judge in Maine ruled today that an Endangered Species Act (ESA) lawsuit brought by conservation groups against Brookfield Power U.S. Asset Management, LLC (Brookfield) and an affiliate, Hydro Kennebec, LLC, can go forward.

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