News & Notes: Action Alert


Action Alert: Take Action to Ban Plastic Bags

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Maine’s Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee is holding a public hearing on LD 57, An Act to Phase Out the Use of Single-use Plastic Shopping Bags, on Wednesday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. in room 216 of the Cross Office Building in Augusta. Please attend the hearing and show your support for eliminating single …

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Action Alert: Voice Your Opposition to Pruitt’s Confirmation as EPA Administrator

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is at the heart of our nation’s protection of clean air and water. Its work is absolutely critical to the health of America’s wildlife and habitat. President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the EPA poses a clear and present threat to wildlife in Maine and around the …

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Action Alert: Protect Maine from Invasive Plants

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

For the first time ever, Maine’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is proposing a list of invasive plant species. If approved, it will be illegal to import, export, buy, sell, or propagate any living and viable portion of a listed plant species. The creation of the list of invasive plant species in Maine is …

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Action Alert: Take Action to Protect Maine’s North Woods from Scattered Development

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Important decisions will be made soon that will shape the path of development in areas of northern, western, and downeast Maine — including Maine’s North Woods. Let Maine’s Land Use Planning Commission know you don’t want them to weaken zoning laws by taking a few minutes to complete their survey. Loud voices are urging Maine’s Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC, …

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Action Alert: Rally Against Proposed Anti-solar Net Metering Rules

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has proposed the most extreme anti-solar net metering rules in the country. We need your help to fight these changes! Please join us at a rally and public hearing at the PUC on Monday, October 17. What: Solar Rally and Public Hearing When: Monday, October 17, rally at noon, public …

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Action Alert: Final Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Listening Session in Orono Thursday

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

  This month, the National Park Service (NPS) has hosted a series of public discussions on the future of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. The first three sessions held in Stacyville, Medway, and Millinocket drew approximately 340 participants. You still have a chance to share your hopes, ideas, and concerns for the Katahdin …

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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: 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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