News & Notes: Legislative Advocacy


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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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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