News & Notes: Action Alert


Action Alert: Attend a Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Listening Session

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

  Now is your chance to share your hopes, ideas, and concerns for the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. This September, the National Park Service (NPS) will host a series of public discussions on the future of the new monument. This is the start of a three year process to complete the monument’s management …

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Action Alert: They’re Back! Help Us Defeat Weak Mining Rules!

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Even though Maine’s Legislature has twice overwhelmingly defeated bad mining rules that would have allowed dangerous mines near some of our state’s most treasured places, the mining rules are back. Let the Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) know you oppose the proposed  weak mining rules by testifying at a public hearing next Thursday or by emailing them [email protected] Board …

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Action Alert: Speak Up and Protect Brook Trout Waters

Monday, July 25th, 2016

We wanted to let you know about an upcoming Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) rulemaking process that includes proposals to protect ponds identified as brook trout waters through Brook Trout Survey volunteer efforts, including proposals to add Moose Pond and Little Fowler Pond to the state’s list of “Heritage” Brook Trout Waters. We …

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Action Alert: Help Shape What’s Next for Solar In Maine!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Last week, a diverse group of Maine businesses and organizations, including Maine Audubon, petitioned the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC), requesting they not make any changes to net metering. Net metering is the simple, effective mechanism used here in Maine — and most other states — to give solar customers credit on their electricity bills for power they provide …

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Action Alert: Explore What Comes Next for Solar In Maine

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Join us for a series of forums around the state that will help answer your questions and explore what comes next for solar in Maine. The series, entitled The Future of Solar in Maine, will bring leading voices on the issue to communities across the state. Forums are planned for: Waterville: Thursday, June 23 Bangor: Tuesday, June 28 Rockport: Tuesday, …

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Action Alert: Final Action Needed to Advance Solar Policy

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Please ask your legislators to vote in support of the veto override on LD 1649   Recently, the Legislature voted on the comprehensive solar bill (LD 1649). The good news: the bill passed by strong margins, 91-56 in the House and 35-0 in the Senate. The bad news: we don’t have enough votes in the House to …

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Action Alert: Help Ensure Funding for LMF and Stream Crossings

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Please Contact Your Legislators NOW and Urge Them to Support New Bond Funding for Land for Maine’s Future (LD 1248) and Stream Crossings (LD 1069)   The Appropriations Committee voted yesterday on bonds. The good news is that a majority of the committee voted in favor of both the Land for Maine’s (LMF) Bond (LD …

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Action Alert: Land for Maine’s Future Is Nearly Out of Money

Monday, April 11th, 2016

The legislative session is wrapping up quickly and we need legislators to vote in support of bond funding for the Land for Maine’s Future program before they adjourn. Please contact your legislators and urge them to support LD 1248. LD 1248 proposes $20 million of new bond funding for the state’s land conservation program. For …

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Action Alert: Maine’s solar industry is under attack. Please act now!

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Help us stop the attack on Maine’s solar industry! Contact your legislators today. Last week, the Energy Committee voted along political party lines on the solar bill (LD 1649) — Democrats supporting and Republicans against. This was a disappointing partisan vote, especially considering the overwhelming public support shown at the public hearing when 150 Maine people …

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Action Alert! Join us for Conservation Lobby Day on March 24th

Monday, March 14th, 2016

The legislative session is in full swing, and a host of environmental issues are on the table. Through the Legislature’s deliberations, Maine Audubon, together with our colleagues, is standing up for our environment on the issues that matter most including funding for stream crossings and expanding solar power in Maine. The voices of Maine people …

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