News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine Commends Lawmakers for Defeating Gov.’s Energy Bill

Environment Maine praised lawmakers today for defeating Gov. Paul LePage’s priority energy bill (LD 1863) late Friday night.  The bill died after the House rejected it by a 75-66 vote, the Senate approved a significantly weakened version by a vote of 19-16, and the two houses could not agree.  

News Release | Environment Maine

Maine Legislature Takes Strong Stand on Toxic Chemicals

Reflecting an overwhelming bipartisan consensus, the Maine Legislature passed a Joint Resolution Tuesday calling on Congress to modernize the federal Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. The vote was unanimous in both the Maine Senate and the Maine House of Representatives.

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businesses, and health care providers have heightened thir call for reform of the chemical safety law that they say is obsolete and fails to assure parents that the products they use and purchase are free from dangerous chemicals that threaten the health of their families.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.

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