News Release | Environment Maine

Governor Mills signs groundbreaking bill to save Maine bees

Gov. Janet Mills held a bill-signing ceremony Wednesday for the nation’s strongest statewide restriction on bee-killing pesticides, called neonicotinoids (neonics). LD 155, sponsored by Rep. Nicole Grohoski of Ellsworth, prohibits the use of the most harmful neonic pesticides in residential landscapes. The bill won bipartisan support in the Maine State Legislature, which passed it on June 7.

News Release | Environment Maine

Maine governor signs bill to save the bees

AUGUSTA, Maine -- Gov. Janet Mills signed the nation’s strongest restriction on bee-killing neonicotinoids (neonics) into law on Thursday. LD 155, sponsored by Rep. Nicole Grohoski of Ellsworth, prohibits the use of the most harmful neonic pesticides in residential landscapes. The bill won bipartisan support in the Maine State Legislature, which passed it on June 7.

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Maine House and Senate vote to advance bill to protect bees

Both the Maine House and Senate voted Wednesday to advance a measure that would prohibit the use of certain neonicotinoids (neonics) for outdoor residential use. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Nicole Grohoski (Ellsworth), passed by a bipartisan 92-53 vote in the House and 27-7 in the Senate. While this is a clear signal that the bill has the backing to become law, the measure will face additional votes in the House and Senate before reaching the governor’s desk.

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Environment Maine supports a statewide ban on the use of chlorpyrifos

On March 2, 2021, Environment Maine's State Director Anya Fetcher testified before the Maine Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry in support of LD 316, a proposed bill to ban the use of chlorpyrifos in the state of Maine.

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Environment Maine supports ban on neonicotinoids

Maine's bees are dying at alarming rate, and there are real consequences for the resilience and richness of our natural world, as well as our food supply, if we don’t act now.

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Environment Maine Legislative Agenda for 2021

Here is Environment Maine's Legislative Agenda for the 2021 session.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Environment Maine is challenging you to #ActOnClimate all week for Earth Week! 

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Grohoski’s bill to support Maine’s bee population by reducing pesticides advances

A bill which would restrict homeowner use of bee-killing pesticides in Maine earned approval from the Legislature's Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee on Thursday.