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Action Needed! We Need Your Voice to Oppose Maine’s Draft Mining Rules

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
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Maine taxpayers are still paying for clean-up costs of the Callahan mine in Brooksville, Maine.

Maine Audubon is asking our members and supporters to help protect our water and wildlife from the harmful effects of sulfide mining.

Help us push for strong rules to protect Maine from mining pollution. You can help by submitting written comments to:

Jeffrey Crawford
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
17 State House Station
Augusta, ME  04333

OR EMAIL your comments to: Jeff.S. [email protected] Please submit your comments by OCTOBER 28.

The Issue

In 2012, JD Irving (a large conglomerate active in many industries and Maine’s largest landowner) pushed a bill through the Maine Legislature to weaken mining pollution regulations in Maine. This fall, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released a draft of new mining rules based on this faulty law. Read the rules in full.

Need some talking points for your comments? Read our concerns with the new rules and other background information about the potential effects of mining on wildlife and wildlife habitat in Maine. You can also visit Maine Mining Watch.

Questions? Please get in touch!

Jennifer Burns Gray
Maine Audubon Staff Attorney and Advocate
(207) 781-6180 x224
[email protected]