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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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Turbine tax credit, jobs at risk

The tax reform momentum that seems to be building in Congress may imperil tax credit programs that have had major impacts in Maine, including wind power investments and economic development projects in rural or low-income areas.

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Maine Voters Overwhelmingly Support Safer Chemicals

The same Maine voters who elected Angus King and rejected the LePage agenda also support pending state and federal actions to remove dangerous chemicals from everyday products as reflected in a new poll.

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Chemical companies using denial and delaying tactics with BPA

Denial and delay. If the approach sounds familiar, it is because, sadly, it happens frequently in medicine. Individuals don’t want to admit to health problems, denying and delaying until it is much more difficult to make a difference.

It is a tragedy, because everyone knows that prevention is better than the best health care. Of course, when a patient or a medical professional take this catastrophic approach, the results impact only the circle around that person. But when an entire industry adopts “deny and delay” as its strategy, it can sicken thousands and even millions of people over decades.

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State hires Michigan firm for mining regulations overwrite

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has chosen a Michigan firm to help the agency carry out the first major rewrite of the state’s metallic mining regulations in two decades.

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