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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.

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Maine Environmental News: Local Foods Bill Gains House, Senate Approval

The Maine House of Representatives today passed the Maine Foods Bill (LD 1431), following Senate passage yesterday afternoon. The bill would jumpstart the development of food hubs—a key part of the infrastructure needed to bring Maine’s local foods movement to scale and enable Maine to feed Maine.

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Current: Activists mark Arkansas spill anniversary

In an effort to remind people what it’s fighting for, the group Protect South Portland, which wants to keep tar-sands oil exports out of the city, held a special event last week to mark the one-year anniversary of the tar-sands oil spill in Mayflower, Ark....

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Bangor Daily News: Owner disputes report that Maine oil pipeline has exceeded life span

Environmentalists are pointing to a New Hampshire court document as evidence the Portland-Montreal pipeline has exceeded its life span and can’t be trusted to safely transport so-called tar sands oil...

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MPBN: Portland to Montreal Pipeline: Too Old for Tar Sands Oil?

Environmental groups say evidence that a pipeline that runs from Portland to Montreal has passed the date of its expected retirement should be reason enough to end the debate about using it to transport tar sands oil to Maine...

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Portland Press Herald: Another View: Big Oil’s marketing of tar sands a bait-and-switch operation

Big Oil has pulled a big bait and switch on the people of Maine. Either that or it has a memory problem...

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