News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine opposes legislation to repeal Maine's ban on single-use plastic bags

The data Mainers relied on in 2019 to ban one of the most harmful forms of single-use plastic have not changed: plastic continues to threaten our health and wildlife.

Report | Environment Maine

Environment Maine Legislative Agenda for 2021

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

Report | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

Accelerating the Transition to Electric School Buses

To protect our children’s health and the environment, Environment Maine Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund have released a new report to identify new, cutting-edge ways that utility companies can assist school districts in paying for zero-emission buses, and how schools can reap the long-term benefits.

News Release | Environment Maine

Statement: President Biden makes important strides in climate action

WASHINGTON -- President Joseph Biden released a far-reaching plan Wednesday that outlines the actions his administration will take to tackle climate change both domestically and internationally. With the scientific target squarely in focus -- reaching net zero emissions by 2050 in order to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius -- the new administration laid out elements of a roadmap for the nation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in sectors across society, from agriculture to manufacturing.

News Release | Environment Maine

Statement: U.S. Court of Appeals provides big win for every Mainer by vacating Dirty Power Plan

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated the Trump administration’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule on Tuesday. Dubbed the Dirty Power Plan, the regulation, which was finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2019, aimed to repeal and replace the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan.

News Release | Environment Maine

Statement: Maine’s Climate Action Plan provides roadmap to 100 percent renewable energy

The Maine Climate Council released a new statewide Climate Action Plan today, outlining the steps required to reduce emissions and achieve carbon neutrality in Maine by 2045. Following the council’s presentation, Maine Gov. Janet Mills announced a series of actions and key initiatives her administration will take to address the climate crisis and protect Maine’s people and environment.

News Release | Environment Maine

On 50th Anniversary of Unanimous Clean Air Vote, A Call for Bipartisan Climate Action

On the 50th anniversary of a unanimous 1970 U.S. Senate vote to pass the Clean Air Act, Maine Independent Senator Angus King today joined clean air, public health, and climate experts to call for that same spirit of bipartisan support to address the risks of climate change.

News Release | Environment Maine

Statement: Environmental Protection Agency finalizes catastrophic methane rule

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration finalized New Source Performance Standards Thursday for oil and gas companies. The changes will allow the industry to release methane at sites across the country with little to no accountability. Methane, which is a commonly released gas during the extraction of fossil fuels, is a highly dangerous greenhouse gas that is 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

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