News Release

Environment Maine Statement on Historic Tar Sands Vote Tonight

Portland—The South Portland City Council tonight will take its final vote on the Clear Skies Ordinance, a narrow ordinance that will prohibit the bulk loading of crude oil, including tar sands, onto tankers on the waterfront, as well as new related infrastructure in the city.

News Release | Environment Maine, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay

Federal Appeals Court Deals Setback to Maine Hydro Dam Owner, In Salmon Protection Lawsuit

The federal First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston yesterday reversed the dismissal of a Clean Water Act (CWA) lawsuit brought by two conservation groups to save Atlantic salmon and American shad from the turbines of four hydroelectric dams on the Kennebec River. 

News Release | Protect South Portland

Tar Sands Ordinance Passes on Initial Vote

The South Portland City Council voted 6-1 tonight to pass the Clear Skies Ordinance, a new, narrow ordinance that will protect the city from tar sands.

News Release | Environment Maine

Maine Leaders Hail Carbon Pollution Standards as Bold Step on Global Warming

In the most significant step the United States has ever taken to reduce the pollution causing global warming, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the first-ever national carbon pollution standards for existing power plants.

News Release | Environment Maine

New Report: Portland Lags Behind on Solar Power Among U.S. Cities

Environment Maine was joined at Becky’s Diner today by Rep. Mike Michaud, Mayor Michael Brennan, Zach Rand, son of diner owner Becky Rand, and other local elected officials and business leaders to release a new report, “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution.” The report provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar power in major American cities, including Portland.