News & Notes: Action Alert

Act Now to Protect Maine’s Loons: Call your Representative and Senator Today!

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

An amended version of LD 730: An Act to Protect Maine Loons by Banning Lead Sinkers and Jigs will be coming up for a final vote in the Maine House and Senate in the next few days. We need your help to move this legislation forward so that we can protect Maine loons from lead …

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Action Needed: Open Pit Mining in Maine, LD 1032

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

We need your help to protect Maine’s waters, wildlife and communities from mining pollution! Support LD 1302, An Act to Amend the Maine Metallic Mineral Mining Act to Protect Water Quality (sponsor Rep. Jeff McCabe) You Can Help in Two Ways Please attend a hearing at the Environment and Natural Resources Committee on Monday, April …

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Action Needed: Protect Our Native Brook Trout

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Maine Audubon Opposes LD 170 – Resolve, To Allow the Use of Live Bait When Ice Fishing in Certain Waters of the State. This bill would impact Maine’s native brook trout by introducing new species that would compete for food sources and put the brook trout population at risk. Maine is home to 97% of the …

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Action Needed – Loons and Lead LD 730

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Act Now & Support LD 730, An Act to Protect Maine’s Loons (Sponsor Sen. Anne Haskell) We need your support! Attend a public hearing or call your legislator. Public hearing before the Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Committee Thursday, March 28th, 1 p.m., 206 Cross Building, Augusta Facts: Maine Audubon supports LD 730 which proposes to expand …

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Action Needed – Alewives: An Act to Reopen the St. Croix River to River Herring (LD 72)

Monday, March 18th, 2013

We need your support! Monday, March 25th at 9 a.m. a public hearing will be held before the Marine Resources Committee. Please consider attending and if your legislator is on the committee consider calling their offices. Facts: Maine Audubon supports adoption of “An Act to Reopen the St. Croix River to River Herring”  – LD …

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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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