The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

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"Interactive map shows local impacts of flooding and ice storms”

Portland, Maine – Counties housing 68% of Mainers were affected recently by weather-related disasters, including flooding and rising sea levels, according to an interactive, online map (http://environmentamerica.org/page/ame/extreme-weather-map) released by Environment Maine that crunches data from the federal government. Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts. This is especially important coming off the warmest February and winter ever recorded.

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Extreme Weather Map

Our new interactive extreme weather map shows weather-related disasters in the United States over the last five years and tells the stories of the people and communities who have endured some of those disasters and other extreme weather events. 

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News Release | Environment Maine

Protect South Portland Applauds South Portland City Council for Defense of Clear Skies Ordinance

South Portland--Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for Maine denied the City of South Portland’s Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit brought by the oil industry against the city’s landmark Clear Skies Ordinance, which was passed 6-1 by the City Council at the end of July 2014 with enormous public support from the citizens of South Portland.

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News Release | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

Report: Maine wind now supplies enough energy for over 100,000 homes

BANGOR, MAINE – Wind power has grown exponentially in Maine over the last dozen years, and now supplies enough energy to power 100,000 homes, a new report from Environment Maine Research & Policy Center, released today at the Bangor City Hall, showed. Last year alone, wind turbines from Mars Hill to the Fox Islands, produced enough energy to reduce carbon pollution from 114,000 cars.

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