Natural Resources Council of Maine

The Natural Resources Council of Maine is the leading nonprofit membership organization working statewide for clean air and water; healthy people, wildlife and forests; and clean energy solutions. NRCM harnesses the power of science, the law, and the voices of more than 12,000 supporters to protect the nature of Maine. Visit NRCM online at www.nrcm.org.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Mainers Celebrate 45th Anniversary of Clean Water Act
Today on the banks of the Androscoggin, once labeled the most polluted river in America , a diverse group of Mainers described the importance of the Clean Water Act. The Act became law on October 18, 1972, when Congress voted to override President Nixon’s veto of the bill. This landmark law was a...
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Maine Conservation Groups Gather with South Portland Residents to Celebrate and React to Tar Sands Vote
In an historic vote, the South Portland City Council last night voted 6-1 to pass the Clear Skies Ordinance to protect the city from a tar sands crude oil terminal. The city developed the ordinance after Protect South Portland’s neighbor-to-neighbor campaign educated and mobilized the community...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
LePage Veto of Solar Bill Is Sustained By Maine Senate
Statement of Dylan Voorhees, NRCM Clean Energy Director “It is extremely disappointing that the governor’s opposition to solar energy is holding Maine back on the opportunity for more jobs and cleaner air. His rejection of LD 1252—aided today by his legislative allies in the Senate—means Maine will likely fall further behind in solar energy investments and creation of good quality, clean energy jobs.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Maine Lakes at Risk: Experts Call for Action
Top lake protection experts today called on the Legislature to pass a bill (LD 1744) to protect the water quality in Maine’s 6,000 lakes. Representing communities and lake associations across the state, the experts expressed concerns about the slow decline in water quality they are currently seeing in Maine lakes. They warned that some lakes are reaching a “tipping point” and may rapidly deteriorate, unless Maine takes action to strengthen the safety net for Maine’s lakes, including through passage of LD 1744.
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Thursday, October 10, 2013
Mining Bald Mountain Poses High Risks
The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) today released an investigative report showing that documents in the possession of Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), but not disclosed to Maine lawmakers or released to the public, reveal that an open-pit mine at Bald Mountain in Aroostook County is likely to pollute rivers, lakes, and streams with sulfuric acid runoff and arsenic pollution.
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Wednesday, October 09, 2013
NRCM to Release Investigative Report on Risks of Mining in Maine
Tomorrow the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) will release an investigative report documenting specific risks to Maine from open pit mining for metals at Bald Mountain. The report: Bald Mountain Mining Risks: Hidden from the Public ,is based on information gathered from documents secured by through Freedom of Access Act requests.
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Monday, August 12, 2013
'I Will Act on Climate' Bus Tour Arrives in Maine
A coalition of local business, health, elected, academic, and conservation leaders, are joining the “I Will Act On Climate” bus as it arrived in Bangor and Portland, Maine Monday, August 12, as part of 27-state tour. The “I Will” bus is touring places, like Bangor and Portland, which have been directly affected by climate change, to highlight the need for our federal and state representatives to support bold action to protect our communities from the most catastrophic effects of climate change.
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Friday, July 12, 2013
Federal Court Strikes Down EPA’s Biomass Emissions Loophole
Today, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit handed down a decision that confirmed the science does not justify categorically exempting industrial facilities burning biomass, including tree-burning power plants, from Clean Air Act limits on carbon dioxide pollution. The decision struck down an exemption for “biogenic carbon dioxide” issued by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2011. The case, Center for Biological Diversity v.
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