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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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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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Portland Press Herald: Proposed tar sands ban gets standing ovation in South Portland

SOUTH PORTLAND — The auditorium at Mahoney Middle School rocked Wednesday night with a standing ovation and cheers for a proposal that would block tar sands oil from coming into the city...

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New EPA Rules Follow Maine's Lead on Environment

Angus King's new editorial expresses his concerns about climate change and his support for the new EPA regulations on power plants. 

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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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