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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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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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Portland Sun: Canadian agency's decision on pipeline raises concern about tar sands in Maine

A Canadian agency's decision to allow the flow reversal of a pipeline from Ontario to Montreal was decried as the first step toward pumping tar sands through Maine.

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Portland Press Herald: Maine farms, students would benefit from ‘food hubs’

A new bill would allow big buyers like schools and jails to shop for competitively priced local products.
 
 

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Centralmaine.com: Maine farms, students would benefit from ‘food hubs’

The state’s agriculture industry should get more of the millions Maine institutions spend on meals.
 
 

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News Release | Environment Maine

New Report: Wind Energy Yields Major Environmental Benefits for Maine

Portland, Maine—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 534,700 metric tons of climate-altering carbon pollution in 2012, which is equivalent to eliminating the pollution from more than 111,000 cars. The report also finds that wind energy reduces smog and soot pollution and saves the nation vast amounts of water.

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