News Release | Environment Maine

Coalition Concerned LURC Reform Proposal Headed Off-Track

Members of a broad coalition of conservation and planning groups are raising concerns about reforms proposed for the Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) and how those reforms are being addressed in the Legislature. Maine's legendary North Woods - the anchor of our forest products and tourism economies and our natural outdoors heritage - stands to pay a high price.

News Release | Environment Maine

LURC Task Force Recommendations Threaten North Woods' Future

Department of Conservation Commissioner Bill Beardsley presented the findings of the LURC Reform Commission to the Maine Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. The task force’s report recommends that the Legislature alter and significantly weaken LURC, rolling back 40 years of protections for the North Woods.

News Release | Environment Maine

Coalition Concerned About Impact of LURC Proposal on Maine's North Woods

Planners, conservationists, and citizens throughout Maine are concerned about the impact of proposed changes to Maine's Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) on Maine's North Woods and are urging the Legislature to examine the proposal carefully and think long and hard about the importance of Maine's signature natural resource.

News Release | Environment Maine

Clean Cars Would Cut Oil Use, Save Mainers $1 Million on Thanksgiving Travel

As Mainers prepare for one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, and just days after the Obama administration proposed new fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, a new Environment Maine report finds that more fuel efficient cars would make significant cuts in oil use and save Mainers roughly $1 million at the gas pump this Thanksgiving alone.

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