News Release | Environment Maine

Maine DEP Urged to Come Clean about Beach Water Safety

Environment Maine released new beach water safety data today and called on the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to better inform the public when pollution levels violate the state’s own health standard.

News Release | Environment Maine

MORE THAN 2 MILLION COMMENTS NATIONALLY AND 15,201 COLLECTED IN MAINE IN SUPPORT OF EPA LIMITS ON CARBON POLLUTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Environment Maine, along with a broad coalition of Maine groups supporting clean air safeguards, announced today that they have collected more than 15,000 public comments here in the state and a record two million comments nationwide in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Carbon Pollution Standard, which limits industrial carbon pollution from new power plants. 

News Release | Environment Maine

Moms Petition Maine to Get BPA Out of Baby Food

Four months ago Maine moms decided to take matters into their own hands to protect their children from dangerous chemicals. Outraged by new test results showing that so much of the baby and toddler food on store shelves contains the toxic chemical BPA (bisphenol-A) they were determined to force a change in policy to get BPA out of baby and toddler food packaging in favor of safer alternatives.

News Release | Environment Maine

EPA Proposes Life-Saving Soot Pollution Standards

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in response to a court order, proposed updated air quality standards for particulate matter or “soot” pollution. The proposed standards would outline how much soot pollution could be in the air and still be safe to breathe, and would better reflect the latest scientific research.

News Release | Environment Maine

NEW REPORT: Cleaner Cars Would Slash Oil Use, Save Mainers $585 at the Pump This Summer

As Mainers get ready to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend for first-of-the-summer-road trips, a new Environment Maine Research and Policy Center report released today finds that cleaner, more fuel efficient cars would cut our gasoline use in half, reducing pollution and saving Maine households $585 this summer.

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