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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

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.

News Release | Environment Maine

Maine Urged to Strengthen Cap on Climate-Altering Carbon Pollution

PORTLAND—Today, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection wrapped up public comment on proposed improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) that would reduce power plant pollution in the region by more than 20 percent over the next decade. 

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News Release | Environment Maine

OBAMA ISSUES NEW PLAN TO CUT CARBON POLLUTION FROM NEW POWER PLANTS AND ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE IN MAINE AND THE REST OF THE NATION

Today, a coalition of Maine environmental groups applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) newly proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants. The proposed standards are a cornerstone of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and come as Mainers begin to feel the early effects of global warming, including lobstermen seeing troubling changes to lobster fisheries, many more getting sick with Lyme Disease, fishermen seeing harmful warming in our trout streams, and people across the state dealing with costly increases in heavy storms and flooding.

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News Release | Environment Maine

Hundreds of Local Businesses Call for Keeping Tar Sands Out of So. Portland

South Portland—Protect South Portland this morning released a list of 216 South Portland businesses opposed to exporting tar sands out of Casco Bay. The businesses expressed deepseated concerns about the impacts tar sands could have on South Portland’s drinking water, air quality, coastal resources, economy, quality of life and property values.

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News Release | Environment Maine

As Maine Pursues Climate Solutions, Power Plants Are Nation’s Biggest Polluters

Portland, Maine – As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy nears, a new report from Environment Maine sheds light on the largest single source of global warming pollution nationwide – power plants. 

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Report | Environment Maine

America's Dirtiest Power Plants

America’s Dirtiest Power Plants is an analysis of the most recent emissions data from the U.S. Department of Energy and illustrates the scale of carbon pollution from power plants in Maine and across the nation. The report comes as the Obama administration readies a new set of rules to tackle global warming.

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