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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 America

Clean water wins as Congress rejects budget rider

Due to overwhelming public support, the Clean Water Rule has now withstood every attack that polluters could muster in Congress - the Barrasso bill, the CRA measure, and now an attempted budget rider.  Polluters and their allies have played all their dirty water cards in Congress and lost.   

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Report | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

Turning to the Wind

Wind power continues to grow as a source of clean energy across America. The United States generated 26 times more electricity from wind power in 2014 than it did in 2001. American wind power has already significantly reduced global warming pollution.

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News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine Lauds King and Collins for Voting Last Night in Support of U.S. Clean Power Plan

“Rather than take us backwards, we need politicians to propel us forward on the course charted by the Clean Power Plan, one which ends with deep cuts in pollution and 100 percent clean, renewable energy. That’s why we couldn’t be more thankful to Senator King and Senator Collins for voting against this attack.” 
-- Laura Dorle, Environment Maine

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Map: 3 in 5 Mainers live in counties affected by storms, floods, and other weather disasters

PORTLAND, MAINE – 68 percent, or three in five Mainers live in counties affected recently by weather-related disasters, including the late September flooding here in Portland and across the coast, according to new interactive map using data from the federal government. Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts.

“We used to think of climate change as a problem that would happen someday, somewhere,” Laura Dorle, campaign organizer with Environment Maine. “But as this map helps demonstrate, global warming is happening now, and it’s already hitting close to home.”

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Like a stroll through a Dr. Seuss garden | Russell Bassett

Mountains higher than the Appalachians, canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon, miles of forest, and a rich diversity of wildlife: Would you believe that’s a description of the Atlantic Ocean? 

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