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A legacy of protecting salmon.

Environment Maine has a decade-long record of efforts to protect the Atlantic salmon. Most recently, we successfully challenged an EPA regulation that would have allowed the spraying of pesticides into salmon-bearing streams and rivers.

News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine Praises Senators for Confirming Gina McCarthy to Lead the EPA

The U.S. Senate today confirmed Gina McCarthy as the new Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King voted to confirm Ms. McCarthy. The confirmation comes just weeks after President Obama instructed the EPA to take historic action to cut carbon pollution from power plants as part of his plan to fight global warming. Environment Maine Director Emily Figdor issued the following statement in response:

“Gina McCarthy’s confirmation is great news for Maine’s environment.

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Report | Environment Maine

A Double Success

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a central strategy in the Northeastern states’ efforts to protect the region from global warming. The program, which took effect in 2009, has succeeded in cutting carbon dioxide emissions and demonstrating the effectiveness of cap-and-trade as a global warming solution while helping to sustain a growing regional economy. Now, nine Northeastern states are considering strengthening RGGI to drive additional reductions in global warming pollution.

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