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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.

News Release | Environment Maine

At Debate, King and Dill Reject Tar Sands Pipeline Through Maine

E2 Tech held a debate this morning for Maine’s U.S. Senate Candidates at the University of Southern Maine’s Hannaford Hall in Portland. Environment Maine Director Emily Figdor released the following statement in response:

“The highlight was Angus King and Cynthia Dill both describing how reckless it would be to bring hot, corrosive tar sands oil through an old oil pipeline that passes right next to Sebago Lake. A tar sands oil spill in Sebago Lake, like the spill two years ago in Michigan’s Kalamazoo River, would be devastating. Sebago Lake should remain pristine and be a place where families can continue to go for generations to come."

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Mainers gain on oil-free objective

The sound of heating systems coming to life this month is a rude awakening, following a warm and sunny summer. But it's a sound that's being heard less often in Maine, when it comes to oil heat.

The amount of heating oil burned in Maine homes in 2010 declined to levels not seen since 1984. Consumption has been falling steadily since 2004 and is expected to continue
The total amount of heating oil burned in Maine households was cut by more than half from 2004 to 2010, to about 189 million gallons.

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News Release | Environment Maine

New Report: A Turning Point for Maine Offshore Wind Energy

Maine can protect the environment and create jobs while powering our homes and businesses with local, clean energy, but only if our elected officials and regulators take the right steps now, according to a new report released today by the National Wildlife Federation, Environment Maine, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Conservation Law Foundation and others. The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy: Time for Action to Create Jobs, Reduce Pollution, Protect Wildlife & Secure America’s Energy Future details the economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind energy, potential obstacles to progress, and a prosperous path forward.

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Report | National Wildlife Federation

The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy

As America struggles to revitalize our economy, create jobs, secure an energy independent future, and protect our communities and wildlife from the dangers of climate change, one energy source offers a golden opportunity to power our homes and businesses without creating more pollution – Atlantic offshore wind. 

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Maine Gets Good Environmental Report Card

Maine is ahead of the curve when it comes to reducing global warming pollution. That's according to the environmental advocacy group Environment Maine.

 

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