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Push in Maine to ban BPA in food

Maine has already banned the controversial chemical BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups, but now environmental groups are asking to get it out of food, too.

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Maine Environmentalists Praise New MPG Rules

 Maine environmentalists celebrated the adoption of new federal regulations that will nearly double the average gas mileage of new cars and trucks by 2025, calling them a major step toward reducing global warming while saving consumers hundreds of millions of dollars in reduced fuel costs.

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Olympia Snowe, environmentalists welcome new fuel standards

The average gas mileage of new cars and trucks will have to nearly double by 2025 under regulations that were finalized Tuesday by the Obama administration.  In Maine, Tuesday’s announcement was met with enthusiasm by environmental groups and at least one member of Maine’s congressional delegation.

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Maine environmentalists praise new MPG rule

Maine environmentalists celebrated the adoption of new federal regulations that will nearly double the average gas mileage of new cars and trucks by 2025, calling them a major step toward reducing global warming while saving consumers hundreds of millions of dollars in reduced fuel costs.

‘‘Future generations may well look back on today as a decisive step toward breaking our destructive oil addiction,’’ said Emily Figdor, director of Environment Maine.

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Study: RGGI Helps Northeast's Environment and Economy

A report released today by the advocacy group Environment Maine concludes that it is possible to tackle global warming and at the same time achieve robust economic growth. The study finds that the Northeast region as a whole cut emissions 20 percent faster than the rest of the nation between 2000 and 2009. At the same time the region's GDP per capita grew 87 percent faster.

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