News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine Hails Panel’s Decision to Keep Maine in RGGI Program

The Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee today rejected a bill, LD 793, which would have withdrawn Maine from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). 

News Release | Environment Maine

Vets, Health Groups, Businesses, Enviros to Urge Committee to Get Maine Off Oil -- LD 553 Sets Goals to Reduce Oil Dependence, Holds State Accountable

After months of grueling increases in the price of home heating oil and gasoline, the Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee today will consider a bipartisan bill to reduce Maine’s dependence on oil.

News Release | Environment Maine

As Oil Prices Soar, Report Finds Solar Hot Water Would Save Mainers $, Oil

As oil prices rise steeply, an Environment Maine report released today finds that Mainers could cut oil and other fossil fuel use and reduce pollution through the deployment of off the shelf, cost-effective solar hot water technology.

News Release | Environment Maine

Senate Rejects Assault on ME's Public Health, Environment; Sens. Snowe and Collins Vote with Polluter Lobby

The U.S. Senate today rejected a House-passed funding bill that included sweeping attacks on many core environmental and public health programs.  The bill would have blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from updating and enforcing limits on a variety of dangerous pollutants such as mercury, arsenic, and carbon, saving consumers billions of dollars annually at the gas pump through clean car standards, and protecting the drinking water supplies for more than 117 million Americans. It also would have slashed funding to preserve Acadia National Park and other treasured places around Maine and the country. 

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