Maine’s extraordinary environment forms the backdrop of who we are and what we value as individuals and as a state. Our jobs, health, recreation activities and identity as Maine people all have their roots in our beautiful environment. When we work together to protect our natural resources, Maine people and businesses can thrive.
Clean and healthy water is vital for our environment, health and economy. There are several bills we are working on that will ensure the conservation of this important natural resource.
Open-pit mining in Maine could result in arsenic, lead, and other toxic chemicals contaminating lakes, rivers, streams, and soils as it has done in other states.
Maine is home to 97% of the wild brook trout population in the eastern U.S. To conserve this important species, we support efforts by DIFW to restrict the use of live bait in certain waters.
Wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy are an integral part of Maine's clean energy future. Along with energy conservation, clean energy provides significant environmental benefit for birds, wildlife and habitat.