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ICYMI: Secretary Granholm Visited Maine and New Hampshire to Tour Renewable Energy Infrastructure

 On Friday, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm traveled to Maine and New Hampshire to join U.S. Senator Angus King, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, and U.S. Representative Chris Pappas to tour renewable energy facilities…
09/13/21
                                                               

Conservation groups file lawsuit against owner of central Maine dams, citing violation of Endangered Species Act

By Amy Calder Photo: Michael J. Seamans , Morning Sentinel File
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court by the Atlantic Salmon Federation and other conservation groups, alleges Brookfield Renewable Partners are harming and killing endangered Atlantic salmon and other sea-run fish at four dams on…
09/10/21
                                                               

Maine climate and public health advocates say it’s time to address climate change

By Bob Evans
Maine State Representative Genevieve McDonald says a proposed bill includes some of the most important climate policies proposed in Congress in years.
09/09/21
                                                               

Hydropower plan in jeopardy amid court challenge

By Christian M . Wade
A plan to bring Canadian hydropower to Massachusetts to help meet the state's renewable energy needs is in jeopardy following a Maine court ruling that questioned the legality of a planned transmission corridor through the…
09/07/21
                                                               

What part of the US is safest from climate change?

By Camille Squires Photo: Mike Segar , Reuters
The storms, floods, heat, and fires that have ravaged the US in 2021 have made the ongoing climate crisis feel especially acute for citizens across the country. And the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…
09/04/21
                                                               

How Congress Can Support Maine’s Climate Action Plan

By Jack Shapiro and Emmie Theberge
Maine’s Congressional delegation has before them the chance to build and pass the most important piece of climate legislation ever seen in the United States. This opportunity comes at a time when the latest report…
08/31/21
                                                               

The Easy Climate-Change Win that Rashida Tlaib Backs But Joe Biden Fails to Seize

By Julia Rock Photo: Anna Moneymaker , Getty Images
The Biden administration has signaled its commitment to tackling the financial risks posed by climate change through executive orders and key appointments. But advocates say the president is missing an easy opportunity for big climate…
08/02/21
                                                               

Maine Will Make Companies Pay for Recycling. Here’s How It Works.

By Winston Choi-Schagrin Photo: Leon Werdinger/Alamy
The law aims to take the cost burden of recycling away from taxpayers. One environmental advocate said the change could be “transformative.”
07/21/21
                                                               

Worcester County raised scientist Jill Pelto uses art to shed light on climate change

By Nicole Nelson
“When you first meet Jill, you don’t see all of her,” says Lynne Pelto, the stepmother of climate change artist Jill Pelto. “You really need to spend some time with her to get to know…
07/18/21
                                                               

In landmark move, Maine becomes first state to pass legislation to divest from fossil fuels

By Evan Popp
In what environmental advocates called an important step forward for climate justice, Maine became the first state to commit through legislation to divest from fossil fuel companies after Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill this…
06/19/21