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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

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Lawsuit claims dams harm endangered salmon

Environment Maine and Friends of Merrymeeting Bay filed lawsuits against the owners and operators of seven dams on the Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers. The dams are being sued for violating laws meant to prevent local extinction of the Atlantic Salmon, an iconic fish in Maine.

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Improving LURC

Bills to abolish the Land Use Regulation Commission, often called the planning board for the state’s 10 million acres of Unorganized Territory, have been around since the commission’s founding in 1971. The solution isn’t to hand this work to the county commissioners, however.

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Giving LURC's work to counties makes little sense

Bad ideas have a way of turning up again and again in the Maine Legislature and there's a doozie coming up again this year — abolishing LURC.

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Offshore Wind in the Atlantic - Growing Momentum for Jobs, Energy Independence, Clean Air, and Wildlife Protection

The Atlantic states are uniquely positioned to forge a clean, independent energy future. The region’s current dependence on fossil fuels has far-reaching and devastating impacts —– affecting residents’ health, draining their pocketbooks, causing air and water pollution, and warming the planet. Many Atlantic states have already become leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies that create jobs, lower energy costs, cut pollution, and reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels. These efforts will greatly benefit people and wildlife for generations to come.

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