Environment Maine Research & Policy Center
Clean water to drink and clean air to breathe; healthy lakes and rivers that are safe for swimming and fishing; preserved open spaces; clean sources of energy that don’t pollute and never run out — all this should be the heritage we leave to future generations. Our staff research the issues, educate the public, and win tangible results.
Investigating problems and crafting solutions.
All Mainers should be able to breathe clean air. But smog pollution from power plants and vehicles puts the health of children and families at risk. Our new report, Danger in the Air, revealed that air pollution exceeded health standards in six Maine counties, and recommended solutions for cleaning up our air.
Educating the public and making our voices heard.
In 2010, after we alerted the public to the threats, the Board of Environmental Protection voted unanimously to ban toxic bisphenol-A (BPA) from children’s products like baby bottles and sippy cups — a critical step toward reducing our families’ exposure to this dangerous and pervasive chemical, which has been linked to cancer, heart disease and the early onset of puberty.
Environment Maine Research & Policy Center would like to thank the Energy Foundation, The John Merck Fund, a component fund of the Maine Community Foundation, Merck Family Fund, Park Foundation via Environment America Research & Policy Center, and Save Our Environment for supporting our work in 2010.
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Environment Maine Research & Policy Center gratefully accept bequests, beneficiary designations of IRAs and life insurance, and gifts of securities to support our work. Your gift will assure that we can continue to protect Maine’s air, water and open spaces for future generations.