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News Release | Environment America

Clean water wins as Congress rejects budget rider

Due to overwhelming public support, the Clean Water Rule has now withstood every attack that polluters could muster in Congress - the Barrasso bill, the CRA measure, and now an attempted budget rider.  Polluters and their allies have played all their dirty water cards in Congress and lost.   

News Release | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

Report: Maine wind now supplies enough energy for over 100,000 homes

BANGOR, MAINE – Wind power has grown exponentially in Maine over the last dozen years, and now supplies enough energy to power 100,000 homes, a new report from Environment Maine Research & Policy Center, released today at the Bangor City Hall, showed. Last year alone, wind turbines from Mars Hill to the Fox Islands, produced enough energy to reduce carbon pollution from 114,000 cars.

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Map: 3 in 5 Mainers live in counties affected by storms, floods, and other weather disasters

PORTLAND, MAINE – 68 percent, or three in five Mainers live in counties affected recently by weather-related disasters, including the late September flooding here in Portland and across the coast, according to new interactive map using data from the federal government. Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts.

“We used to think of climate change as a problem that would happen someday, somewhere,” Laura Dorle, campaign organizer with Environment Maine. “But as this map helps demonstrate, global warming is happening now, and it’s already hitting close to home.”

News Release | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

Environment Maine Report Examines Climatic Changes Through a Generational Perspective

PORTLAND – Environment Maine released a new report today that examines climatic impacts over five generations. The report, Dangerous Inheritance: The Hotter, More Extreme Climate that We’re Passing Down to America’s Young, examines changes in temperature, storm intensity and sea level rise through the eyes of five different generations. New Englanders of today are experiencing 28 percent more rain and snowfall than Baby Boomers experienced in the 1970s. The Millennial Generation entered adulthood during the hottest ten-year period in the last 100 years. Larger storms have increased 20 to 30 percent in Maine, packing a punch to families and businesses in Maine’s coastal communities.

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