News & Notes: Action Alert


Speak Out…Against Open Pit Mining in Maine

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Attend a public hearing or submit written comments One of the biggest environmental rollbacks passed by the state legislature last session was a complete re-write of Maine’s mineral mining laws. Despite our best efforts to improve the bill in the legislature, the bill that passed was disappointing. Open-pit mining in Maine could result in arsenic, …

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Support Question 3 — Land for Maine’s Future

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Funding for this Historic Land Bond will be Question #3 on November Ballot On November 6th Maine voters can act to replenish the Land for Maine’s Future Program with a $5 million bond. A diverse coalition of sporting groups, businesses, fishermen, communities, conservation organizations and many others support LMF. The Land for Maine’s Future program …

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Maine Audubon Urges Kennebunkport to Approve Consumer Fireworks Ban

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

“Yes” vote on Question 6 on June 12 ballot would protect endangered piping plovers in critical habitat Maine Audubon is urging Kennebunkport residents to vote “yes” on Question 6 on next Tuesday’s municipal ballot in an effort to protect piping plovers, a migratory bird species of which there are only 43 known nesting pairs in …

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Help Conserve Our Forests, Farms, and Fish!

Monday, April 30th, 2012

For more than two decades, the highly successful Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) Program has provided critical funding to protect forestlands, shorelines, working farms and waterfronts, salt marshes, mountain summits and other treasures of Maine’s natural heritage for generations to come.  But now the program has no money for future land purchases. A majority of the Appropriations …

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Takings Update

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The Legislature adjourned until May 15 without voting on the Takings bill, LD 1810.  We are still urging lawmakers to oppose the minority report and support the majority report on LD 1810.  Below is where we think the senators stand on the minority report.  Please thank those who oppose the minority report and urge those …

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Help us defeat LD 1810!

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Last night, the Maine House voted 74-72 in support of the radical LD 1810 Minority Report, which is being pushed by special corporate interests and developers. Adopting this “Takings” law would be devastating for Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat. The Senate will vote on this bill either today (April 12th) or tomorrow (April 13th). Please …

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Help us defeat the radical “Takings” bill!

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Hi folks! Adopting a radical “takings” law would be devastating for Maine.  It would cost state taxpayers millions of dollars, pit neighbors against each other and benefit special corporate interests.  This law would also block future laws from protecting Maine’s clean air, land and water that are necessary for our wildlife. The good news is …

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Help Defeat LD 1853!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

A last minute bill has been submitted in the Legislature that would completely rewrite Maine’s mining regulations.  LD 1853, An Act To Improve Environmental Oversight and Streamline Permitting for Mining in Maine, would replace the state’s current, carefully crafted mining regulations with weaker standards, leaving Maine’s pristine natural environment and clean water vulnerable to the dangers of open-pit mining.  We need your …

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Help Protect Our Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat!

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

An amendment has been introduced by Representatives Brad Moulton and Charlie Priest that replaces the language of the original bill. Under this amendment, a Regulatory Fairness Committee, similar to that used for the LD 1 process, would be created. This Committee would act as a forum for landowners to express their concerns about the significant …

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Urge legislators to support the Minority Report for LD 1798!

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Over the past two months, the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee has been wrestling with LD 1798, An Act To Reform Land Use Planning in the Unorganized Territory. At the public hearing in February, opponents outnumbered proponents of the bill by a 4:1 margin. People came to Augusta from all around the state to speak …

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