News Release | Environment Maine

New Report: Wind Energy Yields Major Environmental Benefits for Maine

Portland, Maine—Wind energy is on the rise in Maine and is providing large environmental benefits for the state, according to a new report released today by Environment Maine. Maine’s wind energy avoided 534,700 metric tons of climate-altering carbon pollution in 2012, which is equivalent to eliminating the pollution from more than 111,000 cars. The report also finds that wind energy reduces smog and soot pollution and saves the nation vast amounts of water.

News Release | Environment Maine

Panel Presents Maine Perspectives on Climate Change & Proposed National Limits on Climate Pollution from Power Plants

Portland, ME – Support is building in Maine for national standards that would limit climate-changing pollution from new power plants. Such standards are being pursued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Today, Maine residence gathered to learn and speak about the new climate pollution standards and some of the benefits to Maine of reducing climate pollution from upwind power plants. 

News Release | Environment Maine

Seven Maine Lawmakers to be tested for Hormone-Disrupting Toxic Chemicals

(BANGOR) Seven legislators will be joining the list of two dozen Mainers being tested next month for hormone-disrupting chemicals in their bodies. As part of a new “bio-monitoring” project being conducted in Maine, three Republican and four Democratic lawmakers, past and present, will join 18 other Mainers in having their urine tested for toxic chemicals known as phthalates (pronounced ‘THAL-eights’). 

News Release | Environment Maine

Maine Urged to Strengthen Cap on Climate-Altering Carbon Pollution

PORTLAND—Today, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection wrapped up public comment on proposed improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) that would reduce power plant pollution in the region by more than 20 percent over the next decade. 

News Release | Environment Maine

Hundreds of Local Businesses Call for Keeping Tar Sands Out of So. Portland

South Portland—Protect South Portland this morning released a list of 216 South Portland businesses opposed to exporting tar sands out of Casco Bay. The businesses expressed deepseated concerns about the impacts tar sands could have on South Portland’s drinking water, air quality, coastal resources, economy, quality of life and property values.

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