News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine Lauds King and Collins for Voting Last Night in Support of U.S. Clean Power Plan

“Rather than take us backwards, we need politicians to propel us forward on the course charted by the Clean Power Plan, one which ends with deep cuts in pollution and 100 percent clean, renewable energy. That’s why we couldn’t be more thankful to Senator King and Senator Collins for voting against this attack.” 
-- Laura Dorle, Environment Maine

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Map: 3 in 5 Mainers live in counties affected by storms, floods, and other weather disasters

PORTLAND, MAINE – 68 percent, or three in five Mainers live in counties affected recently by weather-related disasters, including the late September flooding here in Portland and across the coast, according to new interactive map using data from the federal government. Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts.

“We used to think of climate change as a problem that would happen someday, somewhere,” Laura Dorle, campaign organizer with Environment Maine. “But as this map helps demonstrate, global warming is happening now, and it’s already hitting close to home.”

News Release | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

Environment Maine Report Examines Climatic Changes Through a Generational Perspective

PORTLAND – Environment Maine released a new report today that examines climatic impacts over five generations. The report, Dangerous Inheritance: The Hotter, More Extreme Climate that We’re Passing Down to America’s Young, examines changes in temperature, storm intensity and sea level rise through the eyes of five different generations. New Englanders of today are experiencing 28 percent more rain and snowfall than Baby Boomers experienced in the 1970s. The Millennial Generation entered adulthood during the hottest ten-year period in the last 100 years. Larger storms have increased 20 to 30 percent in Maine, packing a punch to families and businesses in Maine’s coastal communities.