News & Notes: Legislative Advocacy


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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MEDIA RELEASE: Maine Audubon Applauds Legislature’s Efforts on Behalf of Endangered Species

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release April 30, 2015 Contact: Jenn Burns Gray, Maine Audubon Staff Attorney and Advocate jgray@maineaudubon.org, 207-798-2900 Maine Audubon Applauds Legislature’s Efforts on Behalf of Endangered Species Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee has voted unanimously in support of LD 807 Maine Audubon is delighted to announce that the Legislature’s Inland Fisheries and …

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Action Alert! Speak Up for Solar

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Please help make solar power more accessible and put Maine on the path for steady growth of solar by asking your legislators to support LD 1263, An Act to Increase Jobs and Promote Investment in Maine’s Economy through Increased Access to Solar Energy, (Sponsored by Rep. Sara Gideon). Take Action: Speak up for solar power: …

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Action Alert! Maine’s Little Brown Bat Needs Your Help

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

You can help add species to the state’s Endangered and Threatened Species List by encouraging your legislators to support LD 807, an Act to Amend Maine’s Endangered and Threatened Species List (Sponsored by Senator Tom Saviello). You can also prevent the erosion of Maine’s safeguards for species that are at risk of becoming extinct by voicing your opposition to LD …

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Action Alert! Ask the Governor to Release Land for Maine’s Future Bonds

Friday, March 20th, 2015

You may have heard the news about the Land for Maine’s Future program – Governor LePage has confirmed that he will not release the bond funds approved by the voters. Maine Audubon is deeply concerned that Governor LePage has refused to release voter-approved Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) bonds, a program the organization has strongly supported …

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Action Alert! Take this Simple Step to Protect Maine Lakes

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Maine’s lakes need your help. Please contact the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee members today and urge them to support the following legislation that will protect our lakes: LD 40: An Act to Protect Maine’s Great Ponds (Sponsor: Senator Tom Saviello) LD 568: An Act to Protect Maine’s Lakes (Sponsor: Representative Ben Chipman) LD 713: Resolve, to Further Protect Lake Quality (Sponsor: Representative Gary Hilliard) Details These important bills will …

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Action Alert! Protect Funding for Endangered Species in Maine

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Maine Audubon Action Alert Please oppose eliminating the Chickadee Income Tax Checkoff, an important source of funding for endangered and non-game wildlife.Please contact the Taxation Committee and urge them to oppose eliminating the Chickadee Checkoff. Details Part K-48 of Governor LePage’s budget proposes to eliminate almost all income tax check-offs. This is a voluntary source of …

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Action Alert! Protect our Public Lands & Prevent Mining Pollution

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Maine Audubon Action Alert Please join us at the State House on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.  It is a very big day and we really need your help.  The Environment and Natural Resources Committee will hold a public hearing on the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s bad mining rules. In addition, the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, together …

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