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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.

News Release | Environment Maine

Maine Leaders Hail Carbon Pollution Standards as Bold Step on Global Warming

In the most significant step the United States has ever taken to reduce the pollution causing global warming, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the first-ever national carbon pollution standards for existing power plants.

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MPBN: Supporters: Maine Has Head Start on New Federal Carbon Rules

Several environmental leaders, scientists and business representatives in Maine have welcomed new rules for cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. This follows the announcement today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of a plan to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 levels. Supporters say Maine already has a head start on complying with the new rules. 

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Bangor Daily News: EPA wants Maine power plants to cut emissions 13.5 percent by 2030

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants Maine power plants to reduce emissions by 13.5 percent in 16 years, as part of a national plan to reduce emissions by 30 percent, from 2005 levels, by 2030.

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Energy News: Advocates give Portland feverishness over miss of solar power

Portland lags many other vital U.S. cities in generating electricity with solar panels, according to a investigate expelled Tuesday by Environment Maine...

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News Release | Environment Maine

New Report: Portland Lags Behind on Solar Power Among U.S. Cities

Environment Maine was joined at Becky’s Diner today by Rep. Mike Michaud, Mayor Michael Brennan, Zach Rand, son of diner owner Becky Rand, and other local elected officials and business leaders to release a new report, “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution.” The report provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar power in major American cities, including Portland.

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