October 19, 2023

Pickett Mountain is No Place for Mining 

by Sean Mahoney

Mining Pickett Mountain would damage irreplaceable Maine wilderness, including protected lands, waters, and species.

Baxter State Park
October 17, 2023

Is a Publicly Owned Utility Too Risky for Maine?

by Phelps Turner

Voting yes on the referendum to create Pine Tree Power provides no certainty that this quasi-public utility would solve the myriad of problems we’ve come to expect from CMP and Versant.

Power Lines radiate out from a utility pole
October 11, 2023

What Does a “Just Transition” Mean for New England? 

by Kate Sinding Daly

Our transition to a clean energy future must benefit those shouldering the worst burdens of pollution, economic loss, and public health harm

A group of people facing the camera. A young person stands in the center directly looking into camera holding a sign that says "There is no planet b." They are surrounded by other young adults, some of which are holding other signs (slightly out of focus).
October 11, 2023

Q&A with Monica Huertas

by Laurie O'Reilly

Monica Huertas is among those leading the fight for environmental justice in her community. The mother of four’s passion lies in her work as a doula, but she recognizes that for her own kids – and the babies she delivers – to grow up healthy, she and her neighbors must take a stand against the industrial pollution fouling her community.

Monica Huertas, a Latina woman wearing a brown t-shirt and jeans, sitting in front of the water with a crane in the background. Her shirt reads "People's Port Authority."
October 3, 2023

Vermont Affordable Heat Act: What Comes Next 

by Elena Mihaly

This landmark law aims to clean up how we heat our homes and buildings. Now we need to implement it effectively so that it achieves its goal.

A hand adjusts the temperature on a thermostat to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
September 27, 2023

We Can Solve Big Ag’s Climate Problem – But Not with “Renewable” Natural Gas 

by Scott Sanderson

A proposal to build an anaerobic digester on Vermont’s largest dairy farm is not the climate solution its proponents claim it to be.

View from above of a modern dairy farm. Holstein dairy cows are lined up in stabling during milking.
September 19, 2023

Why Are North Atlantic Right Whales Endangered? 

by Sarah White

To save right whales from extinction, we must protect them from boats and fishing gear.

Body of a whale that has been struck and killed by a vessel, tied to a dock for study
September 15, 2023

New Englanders Agree: We Must Do More to Protect New England’s Ocean 

by Sarah White

A recent poll proves that New Englanders want to protect our ocean. Safeguarding special marine habitats is a vital step in doing so.

Fin whale swimming in Canyons & Seamounts Monument
September 13, 2023

The Power of Social Investment

by Pam Reynolds

In the world of investing, real-world outcomes are often neatly severed from investment strategy. Return on investment, rates, and yields are guiding principles that supersede seemingly idealistic notions of community-building and the environment. But a more thoughtful and creative investment approach has taken root over the past decade. That approach recognizes that the savviest long-term… Continue reading The Power of Social Investment

building in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood
September 13, 2023

What Is Greenwashing?

by Syd Romo

Some of the world’s biggest polluters want us to believe they’re going green – but they’re really just hiding “business as usual” behind slick words. Here’s how to spot greenwashing in action.

Illustration of greenwashing