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News Release | Environment Maine

Governor LePage could double the benefits of reducing power plant pollution

As the federal government attempts to roll back programs that limit air pollution with the Clean Cars Standards and the Clean Power Plan under attack, Environment Maine Research & Policy Center released a new report showing that Governor LePage could double the benefits of reducing power plant pollution. The report, Doubling Down on Climate Progress, concludes that doubling the strength of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative would cut dangerous global warming pollution from power plants in half by 2030 and double our investment in clean energy – enough to weatherize 260,000 homes, over one-third of every home in Maine.

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News Release | Environment Maine

America’s clean air, water, health come in dead last in “America First” Budget

Today, President Trump released his first proposed budget to Congress.

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News Release | Environment America

546 Leaders Call for Stronger Northeast Climate Pact

More than 500 organizations, businesses, health professionals, lawmakers, and community leaders from the Northeast, called on Governor LePage’s administration and other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to strengthen the nation’s best regional climate and clean air program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). 

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News Release | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

It’s Time to Get the Lead out of School Drinking Water, Says Environment Maine

Citing growing evidence of pervasive lead contamination in schools’ drinking water, Environment Maine today launched a new Get the Lead Out campaign.  An analysis by Environment Maine Research and Policy Center gave Maine a grade of F to prevent children’s drinking water from becoming laced with lead at school. The Maine Public Health Association, Prevent Harm, and State Senator Rebecca Millett all joined Environment Maine in calling for swift action to ensure lead-free water in Maine’s schools and daycares. 

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Report | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

Get the Lead Out

Our children need safe drinking water – especially at school where they go to learn and play each day.  Unfortunately, lead is contaminating drinking water at schools and pre-schools across the country.  As our report shows, states are so far failing to make the grade when it comes to keeping lead out of drinking water at school.  Instead of waiting for more testing, we need to proactively remove the lead pipes and plumbing at the root of this toxic hazard for our children.

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