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Here are 25 climate actions you can take this Earth Week - and every week. | Anya Fetcher

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Environment Maine is challenging you to #ActOnClimate all week for Earth Week! 

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News Release | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

New report provides roadmap for Maine to achieve carbon-free transportation

Portland, ME – The transportation sector is the largest source of global warming pollution in Maine. But a new report from Environment Maine Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group describes how Maine can build a zero-carbon transportation future - all while cleaning our air and creating safer, healthier communities.

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Report | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

Destination: Zero Carbon

In the U.S., transportation is climate enemy number one. America’s transportation system produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector of our economy and, on its own, is responsible for 4 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – more than the entire economies of France and the United Kingdom combined.

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News Release | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

Trouble in the Air: One-half of Mainers live in areas that experienced at least 44 days of polluted air in 2018

One-half of all Mainers live in areas that suffered through at least 44 days of poor air quality due to air pollution in 2018, according to a new report by Environment Maine Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG Education Fund.

 

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News Release | Environment Maine

New report: Offshore drilling could bring onshore damages to Maine

The Trump administration has proposed opening much of the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans off the U.S. coast to offshore oil and gas drilling. The onshore infrastructure that is needed to support expanded offshore drilling poses dangers to the environment, communities and public health.
Offshore drilling requires a supporting network onshore, including pipelines to deliver oil and gas to refineries or distribution networks; refineries to produce gasoline and other petroleum products; ports for sending equipment and maintenance boats to offshore rigs; and waste disposal facilities.
Onshore infrastructure and activities that support offshore drilling create multiple risks to public health and the environment, including air pollution, groundwater contamination and oil spills.

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