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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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Portland Phoenix: Not Giving Up

The wind and chilly drizzle did nothing to dampen the spirit of anti-tar sands ralliers in Deering Oaks Park last Saturday, May 17. The event was held as part of a nationwide “Day of Action Against Dirty Fuels,” and, as speaker after speaker told the crowd of about 45 people, they don’t come much dirtier than tar sands...

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Bangor Daily News: Saturday Rally in Portland to Say NO to Keystone XL Pipeline and No Tar Sands Oil in Maine!

As part of a nationwide “Day of Action against Dirty Fuels”, Maine citizens will rally at 11:00 a.m. this Saturday, May 17 in Portland to send a strong message that Mainers do not want dirty tar sands oil in our state, and to urge President Obama to honor his commitment to take action on climate change and reject the Keystone XL pipeline...

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Portland Press Herald: Local food movement needs to recognize seafood’s key role

Buying fresh Maine seafood is a choice that is healthy, sustainable, delicious and good for the economy.
 

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Portland Press Herald: American Lung Association grades breathability of Maine counties

Bangor’s air quality is among the nation’s best, says the group’s pollution report. Not so for Portland.
 

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Bangor Daily News: To support local farmers, Legislature should stick with food hubs

Last week, Gov. Paul LePage vetoed LD 1431, a bill that could help small farms gain new markets and move more local farm products into Maine schools. The bill passed the Legislature with overwhelming support — and for good reason. It responds directly to both great need and great opportunity. Lawmakers will have a chance to override LePage’s veto on Thursday.

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