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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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Inside the Big Oil Playbook

For the last decade, the world’s largest oil corporations have developed one of the most extensive industrial operations in the world: the extraction and processing of tar sands (natural bitumen) in northeastern Alberta, Canada. Tar sands oil (diluted bitumen) is more carbon intensive than conventional oil and nearly impossible to clean up when spilled into waterways. 

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Bangor Daily News: Concerns About Phthalates

I’m concerned. I’ve been kept in the dark. There are toxic chemicals in our everyday products that could have serious health effects on my family, my friends and everyone else around me. Recently, I have heard a lot about phthalates — chemicals that can cause serious reproductive health disorders, early puberty in girls and asthma.

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WMTW 8: South Portland considering new effort to ban tar sands

There's a renewed push to protect the city of South Portland from tar sands oil...

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WCSH 6: South Portland considers latest effort to block tar sands

A large crowd turned out in South Portland Wednesday night to comment on a new crude oil ordinance that would keep tar sands oil out of the city...

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Bangor Daily News: More than 200 people turn out to support proposed tar sands oil ban in South Portland

City councilors suggested no significant alterations Wednesday to proposed ordinance changes that would keep unrefined tar sands oil out of the city...

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