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Action Alert! Protect Maine from Mining Pollution. Urge Legislators to Oppose LD 750.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
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We need your help again to defeat weak mining rules, which are coming to the full Legislature any day! Please contact your legislators now and urge them to vote “Ought Not to Pass” on LD 750!

Last year, thanks to you and thousands of people statewide, the Maine Legislature overwhelmingly defeated bad mining rules that would have allowed dangerous mines near some of Maine’s most treasured places. Legislators heard loud and clear from you that the bad rules from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) did not protect Maine’s clean water and wildlife.

Unfortunately, weak mining rules are in front of the Legislature again! In an 8-5 vote, the majority of the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee voted in favor of an amended LD 750, which will not make DEP’s proposed mining rules protective enough. 

LD 750, as amended, does not provide clear, consistent requirements for mining companies. It doesn’t protect Maine’s clean water from mining pollution or ensure Maine taxpayers won’t pay for the messes mining companies leave behind.

Help us protect Maine from mining pollution! 

For more information, please go to our web page about Open Pit Mining in Maine or please contact:

JenniferJenn Burns Gray

Maine Audubon Staff Attorney and Advocate

[email protected]

(207) 781-2330 x224