News Release | Environment Maine

Get Rid of Toxic Products, Maine Lawmakers Tell Congress

Reflecting a bipartisan consensus, Maine legislative leaders introduced a joint resolution today calling on Congress to modernize the federal Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. Maine moms, dads, businesses, and health care providers have heightened thir call for reform of the chemical safety law that they say is obsolete and fails to assure parents that the products they use and purchase are free from dangerous chemicals that threaten the health of their families.

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Environment Maine Criticizes Passage of Oil Pipeline Resolution

The State House today gave final approval by a vote of 72-67 to a resolution sponsored by calling on President Obama and Congress to rubber stamp the Keystone XL Pipeline, the proposed tar sands oil pipeline from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. Environment Maine Director Emily Figdor says the resolution is reckless and sets a dangerous precedent for Maine.

News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine Criticizes State Senate Passage of Resolution on Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

The State Senate today passed by a vote of 17-15 a resolution sponsored by Senator Jon Courtney (R-York) calling on President Obama and Congress to rubber stamp the Keystone XL Pipeline, the proposed tar sands oil pipeline from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. Environment Maine Director Emily Figdor says the resolution encourages short-circuiting enivronmental and safety reviews, setting a dangerous precedent for Maine.

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Obama Administration to Protect Americans' Health by Setting Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed historic new limits on carbon pollution from new power plants. Coal-fired power plants are the largest single source of carbon pollution in the U.S., yet there are currently no federal limits on this pollution from power plants. 

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Committee Drops Worst LURC Rollbacks After Public Outcry

The Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry gave final approval this afternoon to a bill to overhaul the Land Use Regulation Commission, LD 1798. The Committee passed the bill by a unanimous vote after major changes were made to the bill, including stripping out the provision that allowed counties to drop out of LURC’s protections.

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