News & Notes: Action Alert


Hearing on LD 1744 (An Act to Protect Maine’s Lakes) POSTPONED

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

The hearing on LD 1744 (An Act to Protect Maine’s Lakes), originally scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, February 13, at 1:00 pm has been POSTPONED because of the impending snowstorm. The hearing has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 19, at 9 am. The hearing will take place in Room 216 of the Cross State Office Building …

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Take action! Comments on Mining Rules due December 23

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Maine Audubon is asking our members and supporters to help protect our water, woods and wildlife from the harmful effects of metallic mining pollution Please email the Board of Environmental Protection: jeff.s.crawford@maine.gov Tell them that Maine’s mining rules need to be strengthened – NOT weakened – to protect our waters, woods and wildlife from mining …

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Action Needed! We Need Your Voice to Oppose Maine’s Draft Mining Rules

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Maine Audubon is asking our members and supporters to help protect our water and wildlife from the harmful effects of sulfide mining. Help us push for strong rules to protect Maine from mining pollution. You can help by submitting written comments to: Jeffrey Crawford Maine Department of Environmental Protection 17 State House Station Augusta, ME …

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Help Protect Maine’s Water & Wildlife – Support Improvements to our Metallic Mineral Mining Law

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

How can I help?  Contact your legislators and ask them to vote in support of the majority ought to pass as amended report on LD 1302, An Act to Amend the Maine Metallic Mineral Mining Act to Protect Water Quality. Call or email now!  House (800) 423-2900 Senate (800) 423-6900 Unsure of your local legislator? …

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Act Now to Stop the Merger of the Depts. of Agriculture & Conservation: Call your Representative Today!

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Dear Friends and Supporters, In the coming weeks the Legislature will decide whether or not to merge Maine’s Department of Agriculture and Department of Conservation. LD 837 – the “merger” bill – would boost agricultural programs at the expense of conservation programs and shift the focus away from stewardship and toward marketing and development of our …

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Act Now to Protect Maine’s Loons: Call your Representative and Senator Today!

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

An amended version of LD 730: An Act to Protect Maine Loons by Banning Lead Sinkers and Jigs will be coming up for a final vote in the Maine House and Senate in the next few days. We need your help to move this legislation forward so that we can protect Maine loons from lead …

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Action Needed: Open Pit Mining in Maine, LD 1032

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

We need your help to protect Maine’s waters, wildlife and communities from mining pollution! Support LD 1302, An Act to Amend the Maine Metallic Mineral Mining Act to Protect Water Quality (sponsor Rep. Jeff McCabe) You Can Help in Two Ways Please attend a hearing at the Environment and Natural Resources Committee on Monday, April …

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Action Needed: Protect Our Native Brook Trout

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Maine Audubon Opposes LD 170 – Resolve, To Allow the Use of Live Bait When Ice Fishing in Certain Waters of the State. This bill would impact Maine’s native brook trout by introducing new species that would compete for food sources and put the brook trout population at risk. Maine is home to 97% of the …

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Action Needed – Loons and Lead LD 730

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Act Now & Support LD 730, An Act to Protect Maine’s Loons (Sponsor Sen. Anne Haskell) We need your support! Attend a public hearing or call your legislator. Public hearing before the Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Committee Thursday, March 28th, 1 p.m., 206 Cross Building, Augusta Facts: Maine Audubon supports LD 730 which proposes to expand …

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Action Needed – Alewives: An Act to Reopen the St. Croix River to River Herring (LD 72)

Monday, March 18th, 2013

We need your support! Monday, March 25th at 9 a.m. a public hearing will be held before the Marine Resources Committee. Please consider attending and if your legislator is on the committee consider calling their offices. Facts: Maine Audubon supports adoption of “An Act to Reopen the St. Croix River to River Herring”  – LD …

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