News & Notes: Action Alert


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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Action Alert! What’s Going on with the Land for Maine’s Future Bonds?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Unfortunately, the Maine House of Representatives recently failed to override the Governor’s veto of LD 1378, the bill that required the Governor to release the voter-approved bonds he’s holding — including the Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) bonds. While the Senate voted to override the veto by a vote of 25-9, the close vote of 91-52 in the House was five votes shy of the …

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Action Alert! Speak up for Wildlife: Tell Congress You Support a National Park in Maine

Monday, July 27th, 2015

We need your help in creating a new National Park and Recreation Area. Please contact your Congressional delegation members today.Landowner Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. has offered to donate up to 150,000 acres east of Baxter State Park to the National Park Service to create a National Park and Recreation Area. But Maine’s congressional delegation must introduce …

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Action Alert! Help Release the Land for Maine’s Future Bonds

Friday, June 19th, 2015

The Governor is holding the Land for Maine’s Future bonds hostage as a political bargaining chip. Recently, both the House and Senate voted by over two-thirds in favor of LD 1378, as amended, a bill that would require the Governor to release voter-approved bonds unless there are legitimate, non-political reasons for holding them.The Governor has made clear he …

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