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Maine Gets a Good Environmental Report Card

Maine is ahead of the curve when it comes to reducing global warming pollution. That's according to the environmental advocacy group Environment Maine.

The group released their new study in Portland outside Revision Energy, which makes things like solar-powered cars. The study shows Maine and other northeast states reduced global warming pollution over the last decade, while at the same time growing their economies faster than the rest of the nation.

A group spokesperson says while the region, in their estimation, is too still dependent on fossil fuels, Maine is making positive strides.

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Study: RGGI Helps Northeast's Economy and Environment

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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Maine Gets Good Environmental Report Card

Maine is ahead of the curve when it comes to reducing global warming pollution. That's according to the environmental advocacy group Environment Maine.

 

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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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