Jan 21, 2021

Biden Climate Team Promises New Path Forward for Our Country

When President Joe Biden formally announced his administration’s climate team this month, you could almost hear the collective sigh of relief from people not just in our country but around the globe. Biden’s nominees will be charged with implementing his “ambitious plan to address the existential threat of our time: climate change.”

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Nov 12, 2019

Maine Makes Plan to Manage Polluted Stormwater Runoff

Polluted runoff is harming our lakes, rivers, streams, and ocean. To solve the stormwater pollution problem, we must address its largest source: the storm sewers of our cities and towns. Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection is proposing a new permit program that will not only limit and control the volume of pollution flowing from the storm sewers in our communities but also require cities and towns to devise plans to prevent that pollution in the first place.

Sep 06, 2019

Maine’s Presumpscot River Runs Free

In a milestone for the health of the Presumpscot River and Casco Bay, crews removed the dam at Saccarappa Falls over the summer.  For the first time in more than two centuries, the waters of the Presumpscot flowed freely over the falls through the heart of Westbrook.

Feb 21, 2019

Clean Energy Connect Project Will Benefit Mainers While Cutting Carbon Pollution

Central Maine Power’s Clean Energy Connect project will build a 145-mile transmission line through Maine to connect more than 1,000 megawatts of Canadian hydropower to New England’s electrical grid. By bringing more clean energy to the region, the project will reduce our reliance on dangerous, expensive fracked gas and significantly cut climate-damaging emissions. CLF, working… Continue reading Clean Energy Connect Project Will Benefit Mainers While Cutting Carbon Pollution

Sep 25, 2018

Counting Down the Weeks to Election Day 2018

As we head into election season this November, it’s on us to hold New England’s elected representatives to a higher standard on their commitment to the environment.

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Sep 24, 2018

A Tale of Two Portlands

South Portland, Maine, and Portland, Oregon, are just two of the most recent cities to take a stand against Big Oil and new fossil fuel infrastructure.