News & Notes: Action Alert


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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Action Alert! Protect Maine from Mining Pollution. Urge Legislators to Oppose LD 750.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

We need your help again to defeat weak mining rules, which are coming to the full Legislature any day! Please contact your legislators now and urge them to vote “Ought Not to Pass” on LD 750!Last year, thanks to you and thousands of people statewide, the Maine Legislature overwhelmingly defeated bad mining rules that would have allowed dangerous mines near some …

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Action Alert! Free LMF Funds and Improve Stream Crossings

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Next week, the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee is holding public hearings on two very important bond bills – LD 1248, a bill to fund the Land for Maine’s Future program, and LD 1069, a bill to fund new and improved stream crossings. While the bills are before the Appropriations Committee, it’s essential that committee members and leadership …

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Action Alert! Take a Stand Against Solar Rollbacks

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

You may heard about the batch of bad bills the Governor just proposed: bills that attack solar power, other renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and steal money from the Bureau of Parks and Lands. How You Can Help: Today, there is a public hearing on the worst of these bills (LD 1400 and LD 1397) Please send an email …

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Action Alert! Defeat Weak Mining Rules and Free LMF Funds

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

We really need your help defeating weak mining rules and freeing up the Land for Maine’s Future bonds held up by the Governor. Speak Up Against Weak Mining Rules Prevent the development of dangerous mines near some of Maine’s most treasured places by urging the Environment and Natural Resources Committee to oppose weak mining rules. Please attend the Public Hearing: When: Monday, …

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