News Release | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

New Report: Extreme Downpours Snowstorms Up 74 Percent in Maine

Portland, Maine - One month after heavy rains led to record flooding that devastated Brownville and surrounding towns, a new Environment Maine report released today shows that extreme rainstorms snowstorms are happening 74 percent more frequently in Maine since 1948. 

News Release | Environment Maine

Electric Vehicles are Ready to Roll in Maine

With the right policies in place, plug-in vehicles can reduce oil dependence in Maine by more than 542,000 gallons per year, according to a new report released today by Environment Maine.

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. 

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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.

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