News & Notes: Legislative Advocacy


Action Alert: Help Ensure Funding for LMF and Stream Crossings

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Please Contact Your Legislators NOW and Urge Them to Support New Bond Funding for Land for Maine’s Future (LD 1248) and Stream Crossings (LD 1069)   The Appropriations Committee voted yesterday on bonds. The good news is that a majority of the committee voted in favor of both the Land for Maine’s (LMF) Bond (LD …

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Solar Rally at the State House

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Join Maine Audubon and our Solar for ME coalition partners for a big solar rally at the State House next Wednesday, April 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. RSVP for the solar rally! Maine is already in last place for solar in the region, but Governor LePage and his allies are working hard to further roll back solar in …

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Action Alert: Land for Maine’s Future Is Nearly Out of Money

Monday, April 11th, 2016

The legislative session is wrapping up quickly and we need legislators to vote in support of bond funding for the Land for Maine’s Future program before they adjourn. Please contact your legislators and urge them to support LD 1248. LD 1248 proposes $20 million of new bond funding for the state’s land conservation program. For …

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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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Public Reserved Lands

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

In the 2016 legislative session, the Commission to Study the Public Reserved Lands Management Fund, created to consider how the money generated by the increase in timber harvesting on public lands should be spent, will share its recommendations with the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee. The group is unanimously recommending against diverting the revenue to …

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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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