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Report | Environment Maine

Charging Forward

America’s reliance on gasoline-powered vehicles has long contributed to air pollution, including global warming emissions, and our nation’s dependence on oil. In the past decade, however, the automobile market has begun to change, integrating new technologies that are dramatically less dependent on gasoline. Hybrid electric vehicles, powered in part by energy stored in a battery, have become increasingly popular.

 

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Environmentalists accuse state of misleading public about bacteria levels

 State regulators and environmental advocates traded barbs about the health of Maine beaches Tuesday with leaders of the organization Environment Maine accusing the Maine Department of Environmental Protection of misleading the public about bacteria levels in coastal waters.

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Report | Natural Resources Defense Council

Going in Reverse: The Tar Sands Threat to Central Canada and New England

Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc. appears to be reviving a previous pipeline plan that would take tar sands oil to central Canada and New England. In 2011, Enbridge took a step toward implementing this plan by filing a permit application with Canada’s National Energy Board to reverse the flow of a portion of one of its pipelines. Less than a year later, they took another step forward in May 2012 announcing their plan to fully reverse its pipeline through Ontario and Quebec.

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