News Release | Environment America

In addressing the coronavirus, Congress must not exacerbate the climate crisis

Congress is rushing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to bail out industries affected by the measures being taken to stem the spread and severity of the coronavirus. But in putting out one fire, our leaders must not pour gasoline on another -- namely, global warming. Taxpayer dollars should not be spent bailing out industries that are accelerating climate change. Any bailout funding must require industries to reduce their carbon emissions and other pollution.

News Release | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

New report provides roadmap for Maine to achieve carbon-free transportation

Portland, ME – The transportation sector is the largest source of global warming pollution in Maine. But a new report from Environment Maine Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group describes how Maine can build a zero-carbon transportation future - all while cleaning our air and creating safer, healthier communities.

News Release | Environment Maine

Grohoski’s bill to support Maine’s bee population by reducing pesticides advances

A bill which would restrict homeowner use of bee-killing pesticides in Maine earned approval from the Legislature's Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee on Thursday.

News Release | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

Trouble in the Air: One-half of Mainers live in areas that experienced at least 44 days of polluted air in 2018

One-half of all Mainers live in areas that suffered through at least 44 days of poor air quality due to air pollution in 2018, according to a new report by Environment Maine Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG Education Fund.

 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House passes suite of clean water safeguards on “forever chemicals”

The U.S. House approved a bipartisan measure today to protect America’s water and air from toxic “forever chemicals” best known by the acronym PFAS. The PFAS Action Act (H.R. 535) passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 247–159. Environment America has long advocated for stronger protections on PFAS as part of its No Toxics On Tap campaign. The national nonpartisan organization successfully worked with Congress last year to phase out the military’s use of these chemicals in firefighting foams under the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. While that phaseout was a significant step, the PFAS Action Act takes further action to curtail continuing sources of pollution to water and air as well as establish new provisions to clean up existing contamination.

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