News & Notes: Action Alert


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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Action Alert! Your Chance to Influence Long-term Fisheries Management

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Attend an upcoming DIFW public meeting and share your opinion on long-term fisheries management priorities. Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is holding public meetings to hear Mainers’ thoughts on long-term management (15 years) of bear, moose, deer, turkey and freshwater fisheries. Please attend one of the public meetings and share your opinion. Take …

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Action Alert! Speak Up for Solar

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Maine Audubon supports the comprehensive solar legislation that was announced recently. We need you to help us support this historic bill. Take Action! Please attend the public hearing before the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee and speak in support of LD 1649.  When: Wednesday, March 16, 1:00pm Where: Room 211 of the Cross Office Building in Augusta If you …

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Action Alert! Protect Maine’s Wildlife and Water Quality Standards

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Please contact Environment and Natural Resources Committee members and urge them to vote “ought not to pass” on LD 1478, An Act to Reestablish Recreational Use of a Historic Trolley Line in the Town of Gray. The public hearing is Thursday, January 14 at 1:00 pm. The Committee needs to hear from you that this …

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Thank you Senators Collins & King!

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

We have fantastic news. Senator Susan Collins and Senator Angus King voted this week against efforts to block President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.This summer, President Obama announced his Clean Power Plan which includes the final U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards to curb carbon pollution from power plants.Even though these standards are now in place, there are …

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Action Alert! Contact the Land for Maine’s Future Board

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

The Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) Board is accepting public comments and we’re asking for your help.Currently, the Land for Maine’s Future program is undergoing a Government Evaluation Assessment (GEA). As part of that assessment, emerging issues are being identified. Some of these issues include updating information technology and making the website and information about LMF properties …

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