Maine can’t wait to finance clean energy and climate resilience.
The bill has sparked constitutional arguments and a debate over how more than $17 billion of state funds should be invested to best serve the public.
Passage of a bill to ban aerial spraying would be a long overdue step toward managing Maine forests as ecosystems.
Achieving the state’s goal of Maine residents eating 30 percent locally sourced foods by 2030 will require fundamental changes to the food system – and more investments.
Ambitious state, federal and global targets for protected lands could help slow the intertwined climate and extinction crises, and support local food production.
Advancing renewable power is not sufficient: Maine needs a strategic plan and policy changes to help households and businesses get off fossil fuels.
The U.S. government announced a plan to use wasps to eliminate the emerald ash borer. But Maine officials say restrictions on the movement of potentially infested wood products are still needed.
Lobstermen say the rules, which require changes to their gear and number of traps per line, are expensive, dangerous and based on outdated data.
Maine should avoid new natural gas infrastructure and instead electrify heating systems for long-term savings, climate stability, safety and indoor air quality.
The industry applauds the change, but more than 500 scientists voice concerns to world leaders over its long-term impacts on regulating carbon emissions.
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