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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

As Oil Prices Soar, Report Finds Solar Hot Water Would Save Mainers $, Oil

As oil prices rise steeply, an Environment Maine report released today finds that Mainers could cut oil and other fossil fuel use and reduce pollution through the deployment of off the shelf, cost-effective solar hot water technology.

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Senate Rejects Assault on ME’s Public Health, Environment; Sens. Snowe and Collins Vote with Polluter Lobby

 The U.S. Senate today rejected a House-passed funding bill that included sweeping attacks on many core environmental and public health programs.

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Report | Environment Maine Research & Policy Center

Building a Solar Future

America has virtually limitless potential to tap the energy of the sun. Solar energy is clean, safe, proven and available everywhere, and the price of many solar energy technologies is declining rapidly. By adopting solar energy on a broad scale, the nation can address our biggest energy challenges—our dependence on fossil fuels and the need to address global warming—while also boosting our economy.

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News Release | Environment Maine

Senate Rejects Assault on ME's Public Health, Environment; Sens. Snowe and Collins Vote with Polluter Lobby

The U.S. Senate today rejected a House-passed funding bill that included sweeping attacks on many core environmental and public health programs.  The bill would have blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from updating and enforcing limits on a variety of dangerous pollutants such as mercury, arsenic, and carbon, saving consumers billions of dollars annually at the gas pump through clean car standards, and protecting the drinking water supplies for more than 117 million Americans. It also would have slashed funding to preserve Acadia National Park and other treasured places around Maine and the country. 

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Public Health & Environment Under Attack with New Bill in Congress

Yesterday, Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) introduced a sweeping assault on public health and the Clean Air Act.

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