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Solar Bills Update

LD 1252, the Solar Rebate bill, as amended, has been enacted in both the House and Senate and is pending the Governor's signature. LD 1652, the Solar Study bill, is tabled in the Senate.  We expect this to be voted on this week. …

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Senate Rejects Mining Rules

The Senate rejected the bad mining rules by approving LD 1772 without debate this morning.  The Senate also approved LD 1851 which delays the effective date of the Mining Act until June 2016.  Both bills require an additional votes in both the House and Senate. …

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Rare Bird Alert – March 22-28, 2014

Reporting Period: March 22 – 28, 2014 Compilers: Doug Hitchcox Noteworthy Species Mentioned: Canvasback Sandhill Crane Piping Plover Snowy Owl Bohemian Waxwing White-crowned Sparrow York County The Nubble Lighthouse in Cape Neddick continues to be reliable for SNOWY OWLS with one still …

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Rare Bird Alert – March 8-14, 2014

Reporting Period: March 8 – 14, 2014 Compilers: Doug Hitchcox Noteworthy Species Mentioned: Pacific Loon Snowy Owl Red-headed Woodpecker York County A SNOWY OWL continued to be seen at the Nubble Lighthouse in Cape Neddick as of the 11th. Another SNOWY OWL was seen at 461 Ocean Ave in Wells …

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Majority of ENR Committe Rejects Mining Rules

On a party line vote, a majority of the Legislature's Environment and Natural Resources Committee recently voted to reject proposed metallic mineral mining rules.  The majority report rejects LD 1771 (the Land Use Planning Commission's rules) and replaces LD 1772 (the Department of Environmental …

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