Can I take a road trip in an electric vehicle?

By | Anya Fetcher
State Director

Many in Maine, like me, make their roadtripping dreams a reality by visiting our state’s most iconic parks and landscapes. They shouldn’t have to pollute the air when they do it by driving a gas-powered vehicle.

News Release | Environment Maine

Maine governor signs groundbreaking waste reduction bill into law

Gov. Janet Mills signed LD 1541, which holds producers responsible for their packaging waste, into law on Tuesday. The new law will establish a program called Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Packaging, which will require big corporations to shoulder a large percentage of the costs of recycling and waste disposal programs in the state.

News Release | Environment Maine

Recharge Where You Recharge: Environment Maine launches campaign for EV chargers on public lands

Environment Maine launched a new campaign Thursday calling for state and federal lawmakers to expand electric vehicle infrastructure on Maine’s state parks and public lands. With transportation emissions as the top polluting sector of our economy, the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) is critical for protecting public health and the environment from global warming pollution. Specifically, the Recharge Where You Recharge campaign is calling for the installation of at least two EV chargers in each of Maine’s state parks.

News Release | Environment Maine

Poll: Mainers represented by Rep. Golden rate climate provisions of infrastructure plan highly

AUGUSTA — A new poll released Thursday revealed support for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal, particularly as it relates to climate change and clean energy, across the political spectrum in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. The district, represented by Rep. Jared Golden, includes all of the northern part of the state, comprising nearly 80 percent of the state’s total land mass. The survey, sponsored by Environment Maine, Earthjustice and Environment America, provides district-specific data on how voters view the American Jobs Plan (AJP).

News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine supports legislation to reduce homeowner and municipal energy costs through increased efficiency and weatherization projects

On April 21, 2021, Environment Maine's State Director Anya Fetcher testified before the Maine Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs in support of LD 1094, a proposed bill to lower energy costs for Maine's seniors, low-income residents, schools, and towns through weatherization and energy efficiency efforts.

News Release | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

New report: New England has vast potential for offshore wind energy

New England has more than enough offshore wind potential to meet both its 2019 and projected 2050 electricity needs in a finding from a new report released Thursday by Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group.

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.

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