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We're supporting local, sustainable agriculture

Maine has so many healthy, local farms, but we import more of our food from out of state than any other state in the continental U.S. Too much of this imported food comes from big factory farms that pollute waterways, foul the air and fuel global warming. We’re working to change this by enabling Maine’s small, sustainable farms to feed more of our state.

News Release | Environment Maine

New Report: Wind energy, tax credits needed to combat global warming

Wind energy is on the rise in Maine and is providing large environmental benefits for the state, according to a new report released today by Environment Maine. Maine’s wind energy avoided 1 million metric tons of climate-altering carbon pollution in 2013, which is equivalent to eliminating the pollution from more than 110,000 cars. The report also finds that Maine has the potential to get 30% of its energy from wind power, enough to avoid pollution from over 2 million cars. 

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Report | Environment Maine Research & Policy Center

More Wind, Less Warming

American wind power already produced enough energy in 2013 to power 15 million homes. Continued, rapid development of wind energy would allow the renewable resource to supply 30 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2030, providing more than enough carbon reductions to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

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News Release | Environment Maine

Maine Attorney General Defends EPA Action on Climate

On Monday evening, Attorney General Janet Mills joined 13 additional states and the District of Columbia to stand up for new EPA rules on global warming pollution. The attorneys general jointly filed a brief with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, defending EPA against an attack launched by Murray Energy Corporation, a coal-mining company.

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News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine Endorses Candidates for 2014 Elections

Environment Maine today announced the endorsement of Chellie Pingree and Emily Cain for Congress and 24 candidates for the Maine Legislature. Environment Maine previously endorsed Mike Michaud for governor.

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News Release | Environment America

Report: U.S. power plants world’s 3rd largest carbon polluters, edging out India

As world leaders prepare to gather here for the United Nations Climate Summit next week, a new study shows that U.S. power plants alone produce more carbon pollution than the entire economies of India, Russia, Japan or any other nation besides China.

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