News Releases

News Release | Environment Maine Research & Policy Center

NEW REPORT: Cleaner Cars Would Slash Oil Use, Save Mainers $585 at the Pump This Summer

As Mainers get ready to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend for first-of-the-summer-road trips, a new Environment Maine report released today finds that cleaner, more fuel efficient cars would cut our gasoline use in half, reducing pollution and saving Maine households $585 this summer.

News Release | Environment Maine

Mainers, Others Submit 41,000 Comments Against Tar Sands Pipeline

Portland, Maine—The Canadian National Energy Board today closed public input on the proposed Line 9 Reversal Phase I tar sands pipeline project after receiving more than 41,000 citizen comments in opposition. A coalition of 11 groups, including Environment Maine, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Sierra Club Maine, ENE (Environment Northeast), and Conservation Law Foundation, submitted the comments, which focus on the environmental and public health dangers presented by the tar sands project and the need for a comprehensive environmental and public safety review. If fully completed, the tar sands pipeline reversal could threaten the Androscoggin River, Sebago Lake, and Casco Bay.

News Release | Environment Maine

Clean Cars Would Cut Oil Use, Save Mainers $1 Million on Thanksgiving Travel

As Mainers prepare for one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, and just days after the Obama administration proposed new fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, a new Environment Maine report finds that more fuel efficient cars would make significant cuts in oil use and save Mainers roughly $1 million at the gas pump this Thanksgiving alone.

News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine Releases Plan to Transition Maine Off Oil

A comprehensive strategy to transition Maine off oil can reduce the state’s oil use by nearly 40% by 2030, according to the first-of-its-kind analysis released today by Environment Maine.

News Release | Environment Maine

New Report: Maine’s Smog Levels Exceed Health Standard in 2010

As the U.S. House prepares to consider legislation to roll back clean air rules, Environment Maine released a new report today showing that smog levels in Maine exceeded the national health standard in 2010 at urban, suburban, and rural sites in six different Maine counties.