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Endangered Species Act: What Do the Changes Mean for Maine Wildlife?

An estimated one million species of plants and animals currently face an imminent threat of extinction. Nevertheless, the Trump Administration has just issued new regulations significantly weakening our nation's most successful wildlife conservation law, the Endangered Species Act. On Thursday, …

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NECEC AND FOREST FRAGMENTATION PART 4: THE WOOD TURTLE

This is the fourth post in our series on the wildlife impacts of Central Maine Power's proposed New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) transmission line project. As we wrote in our introductory post, Maine Audubon feels strongly that NECEC and its mitigation plan offer unsatisfactory protections …

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Maine Audubon Comments on the Proposed NECEC Transmission Line

This week we've been posting a blog series on the potential impacts of the proposed New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) transmission line. If approved, the project would carve a 150-foot corridor through the Maine North Woods between the Maine / Canada border and The Forks. Maine Audubon and …

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NECEC and Forest Fragmentation Part 3: The American Marten

We're continuing our series on Central Maine Power's proposed New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) transmission line project, focusing on its impacts to Maine wildlife. Maine Audubon feels strongly that NECEC and its mitigation plan offer unsatisfactory protections for Maine wildlife and is …

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NECEC AND FOREST FRAGMENTATION PART 2: THE OVENBIRD

We're continuing our series on Central Maine Power's proposed New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) transmission line project focusing on the potential impacts to Maine wildlife. Maine Audubon feels strongly that NECEC and its mitigation plan offer unsatisfactory protections for Maine wildlife …

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New England Clean Energy Connect and the Impacts of Forest Fragmentation

New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) is a transmission line proposed to bring electricity from hydro facilities in Quebec to consumers in Massachusetts. In the proposed path of construction for the transmission line lies a 53-mile stretch of undeveloped Maine woods between the Canadian border …

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