Updates

A legacy of protecting salmon.

Environment Maine has a decade-long record of efforts to protect the Atlantic salmon. Most recently, we successfully challenged an EPA regulation that would have allowed the spraying of pesticides into salmon-bearing streams and rivers.

News Release | Environment Maine

Maine DEP Urged to Come Clean about Beach Water Safety

Environment Maine released new beach water safety data today and called on the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to better inform the public when pollution levels violate the state’s own health standard.

> Keep Reading
News Release | Environment Maine

MORE THAN 2 MILLION COMMENTS NATIONALLY AND 15,201 COLLECTED IN MAINE IN SUPPORT OF EPA LIMITS ON CARBON POLLUTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Environment Maine, along with a broad coalition of Maine groups supporting clean air safeguards, announced today that they have collected more than 15,000 public comments here in the state and a record two million comments nationwide in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Carbon Pollution Standard, which limits industrial carbon pollution from new power plants. 

> Keep Reading
Report | Natural Resources Defense Council

Going in Reverse: The Tar Sands Threat to Central Canada and New England

Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc. appears to be reviving a previous pipeline plan that would take tar sands oil to central Canada and New England. In 2011, Enbridge took a step toward implementing this plan by filing a permit application with Canada’s National Energy Board to reverse the flow of a portion of one of its pipelines. Less than a year later, they took another step forward in May 2012 announcing their plan to fully reverse its pipeline through Ontario and Quebec.

> Keep Reading
Headline

Snowe, Collins reject bid to kill toxic air rules

New England's U.S. senators delivered a unanimous rebuke Wednesday to an effort by Republicans from the South and West to overturn federal regulations to cut mercury and other toxic emissions released by coal-fired power plants.

> Keep Reading

Pages