News Release | Environment Maine

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.

News Release | Environment Maine

Committee Votes to Rubber Stamp Bill that Threatens Maine's North Woods After Governor Twists Arms

At a work session in Augusta, the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry voted to approve LD 1798, the LePage administration bill that would roll back 40 years of protections for the North Woods. Gov. Paul LePage met with Republican committee members earlier today to insist that they fall in line.

News Release | Environment Maine

Every Maine County Hit By At Least One Recent Weather Disaster; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment Maine report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.  The report found that, already, every Maine county has been hit by at least one federally declared weather-related disaster since 2006.

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Citizens and Experts to Testify Against LD 1798 in Effort to Protect North Woods and Keep LURC Strong

Today at the Maine State House in Augusta, concerned citizens, experts, and legislators will testify in support of strong protections for Maine’s North Woods at a public hearing in front of the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. The citizens will testify on LD 1798, which would roll back 40 years of protections for the North Woods by diminishing the scope and power of the Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC).

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New Test Results Reveal BPA in Baby Food, Canned Foods

Bisphenol-A (BPA) was found in all but one of the containers of baby and toddler food tested in a new study released today by the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine. Parents and grandparents rallied at the State House and called for action to get BPA out of the food supply.  Concern about BPA as a toxic threat to children’s health has been growing in recent years as it has been linked to cancer, obesity, learning disabilities, male infertility, and early puberty in girls.

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