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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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Coalition finds BPA in baby food, launches effort to further curb chemical's use in Maine

A coalition of Maine health and environmental groups is preparing to launch the next campaign against bisphenol-A, or BPA, on the heels of tests that found the controversial chemical additive in 11 of 12 samples of baby food in the state.

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News Release | Environment Maine

New Test Results Reveal BPA in Baby Food, Canned Foods

Bisphenol-A (BPA) was found in all but one of the containers of baby and toddler food tested in a new study released today by the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine. Parents and grandparents rallied at the State House and called for action to get BPA out of the food supply.  Concern about BPA as a toxic threat to children’s health has been growing in recent years as it has been linked to cancer, obesity, learning disabilities, male infertility, and early puberty in girls.

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Judge: Salmon protection case can move forward

A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit brought against the operators of a dam on the Kennebec River in an effort to protect the endangered Atlantic salmon can move forward.

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News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine Rallies Citizens to Deliver 17,000 Messages on the North Woods

Citizens concerned with the fate of Maine’s natural heritage gathered in Augusta today to urge their legislators to protect Maine’s North Woods and vote against legislation that would undermine Maine’s Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC). Environment Maine, a statewide environmental advocacy organization, collected the 17,000 messages from every state legislative district and hosted the event at the State House for citizens to deliver the messages to their legislators in the Maine House of Representatives.

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More than 17,000 voice opposition to LURC reform

Volunteers hand-delivered more than 17,000 messages to legilsators, each message asking lawmakers to reject a bill to reform the Land Use Regulation Commission. the group Environment Maine collected and distributed the messages throughout the State House Thursday.

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