News & Notes: Legislative Advocacy


Shoreland Zoning

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

In the second session of the 127th Maine Legislature, the Maine Municipal Association and Maine Lakes Society will report back on the outcome of their working group which looked at enforcement and compliance of the Shoreland Zoning Law that helps protect lake water quality.The Environment and Natural Resources Committee will consider the group’s recommendation and determine whether it …

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Stream Crossings

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Stream Crossings Repairing stream crossings in Maine is an investment in our communities, economy and way of life. A proposed $5 million bond would help fund improvements of our road infrastructure (stream culverts). This will improve public safety by preparing for extreme flood events and benefit Maine’s wildlife by reconnecting fish and wildlife habitat. Many of our …

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Land for Maine’s Future (LMF)

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Land for Maine’s Future The Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) program helps conserve lands with high recreational and ecological value, as well as working farms, forestlands and waterfronts. Lands conserved through LMF form the foundation of our natural resource-based economy and provide significant economic value in the form of natural goods and services. This important program has been …

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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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Why LePage and Legislature will definitely clash on land bonds in January

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
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LePage frees $2.2 million for Land for Maine’s Future

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
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LePage releases $2.2 million in Land for Maine’s Future account

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
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Attorney General Mills questions LePage plan to divert timber revenues

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
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Maine people tell Governor: You’re wrong!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
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Board expected to keep pushing LePage on Land for Maine’s Future money

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
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