News & Notes: Legislative Advocacy


Please help lynx from being trapped in Maine!

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Please help lynx from being trapped in Maine! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is receiving comments on the Maine Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife’s (DIFW) request for an Incidental Take Permit (ITP) that would allow DIFW to continue its trapping program, putting the federally threatened Canada lynx at risk. Maine Audubon strongly …

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Support Changes to Maine’s List of Endangered and Threatened Species

Monday, August 4th, 2014

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (DIFW) has proposed additions and changes to the state’s Endangered and Threatened Species list.  We need your help in supporting these additions and changes. Please attend a public hearing tonight or tomorrow night or submit written comments by August 15. Protecting species at risk in Maine is …

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MEDIA RELEASE: Maine Audubon and Partners Launch Fish Lead-Free Campaign

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE  For Immediate Release July 23, 2014 Contact: Michelle Smith, Communications & Marketing Manager msmith@maineaudubon.org (207) 781-2330 x209 Mobile: (207) 838-0511   Maine Audubon and Partners Launch Fish Lead-Free Campaign Passage of 2013 Loon Protection Bill spurs two-year educational initiative Falmouth – Maine Audubon and its partners announced today the launch of the Fish Lead …

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MEDIA RELEASE: Maine Audubon’s Annual Loon Count Takes Place this Saturday, July 19

Monday, July 14th, 2014

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release July 14, 2013 Contact: Michelle Smith, Communications & Marketing Manager msmith@maineaudubon.org (207) 781-2330 x209 Mobile: (207) 838-0511   Maine Audubon’s Annual Loon Count Takes Place this Saturday, July 19  Statewide – Since 1983, volunteers across the state have visited their local lakes and ponds the third Saturday in July with a …

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Legislature Fails to Override Governor’s vetoes on LDs 1744 and 1772

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Unfortunately, the Legislature has failed to override the Governor’s vetoes of the mining bill, LD 1772, that rejects the bad mining rule, and LD 1744, the lakes bill.  The good news on mining is that the old rule will stay in place until the Legislature approves a new rule.  As for the lakes bill, this …

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Governor Signs the Water Bond, LD 1455!

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The Governor has signed the water bond bill, LD 1455.  Now, it goes on the November ballot for voters approval.  Thank you to the many people who helped to make this happen.

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Governor Vetos LD 1772

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

The Governor has vetoed LD 1772, the bill rejecting the bad DEP mining rules.  According to the Bangor Daily News, - LD 1772, A Resolve Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 200: Metallic Mineral Exploration, Advanced Exploration and Mining, would force the Department of Environmental Protection and citizen-led Board of Environmental Protection to start over on the …

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Water Bond Passes!

Friday, April 18th, 2014

The House and Senate have approved the water bond by a landslide.  Last night, in one if it’s final actions of this legislative session, the Legislature enacted LD 1455 for $10 million by votes of 126-19 and 30-2.  It now goes to the Governor.  Please see the previous post for appreciation of those who helped …

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State budget panel approves $50 million package of jobs, water bonds

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Solar Rebate Bill Dead

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The Senate failed to override the Governor’s veto by a vote of 22-13.  The House had voted to override by a vote of 105-41.

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