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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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LURC reform bill already generating political tensions

If their first two meetings are any indication, lawmakers on the committee that oversees the Land Use Regulation Commission could face a rocky road as they prepare to take up a list of recommended reforms to the state agency.

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Coalition touts renewable energy for Maine

Leaders of a coalition that's pushing for a referendum to mandate increased use of renewable energy in Maine said Wednesday their initiative would reduce dependence on foreign oil while lowering residential energy bills.

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Battle Over Renewable Energy Raging At State House

 A group supporting a referendum drive to increase renewable energy in Maine spoke about its plan Wednesday. Meanwhile, Governor LePage vehemently spoke out against it.

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Coalition Concerned LURC Reform Proposal Headed Off-Track

Members of a broad coalition of conservation and planning groups are raising concerns about reforms proposed for the Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) and how those reforms are being addressed in the Legislature. Maine's legendary North Woods - the anchor of our forest products and tourism economies and our natural outdoors heritage - stands to pay a high price.

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Planning in the North Woods an issue for all Mainers

At 10.4 million acres, the North Woods cover more than half of the state of Maine. They are also the lungs of the state, and the headwaters of most of our major rivers. Control of the majority of the state's land must rest not in a minority of its citizens, but in a body appointed by elected officials who represent all of us.

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