More than 57,000 organizations and individuals formally opposed a recently filed petition that would remove Maine’s ability to set solar credit standards and shift control to the federal government. The change would impact thousands of Mainers who have already committed to solar projects.
Maine should take the lead in protecting citizens from tear gas at public demonstrations.
The weakening of federal air quality standards over the past four years and the increased health risk that comes with COVID-19 are direct threats to Mainers with breathing problems.
Filed while the solar industry is reeling from the economic impacts of the coronavirus and state governments are focused on the pandemic, the petition could roll back net metering and unravel one of Gov. Mills’ key efforts to boost clean energy in Maine.
At times of severe societal and economic upheaval, Victory Gardens helped Americans weather hardships and support others in need. As the coronavirus pandemic progresses, a spike in seed sales shows people turning to the old ritual once more.
The Maine Monitor and the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting have partnered with Report for America to bring a new environmental reporter to Maine.
Like trees in a storm, the basic life supports we count on for nourishment and health have proven far more brittle and vulnerable than we ever imagined. The pandemic has revealed fundamental fault lines in our social fabric, laying bare enduring racial and environmental injustices.
As Maine’s farmers and growers adjust to disruptions caused by the coronavirus, their work has become even more critical to a state food supply that’s been disrupted by binge-shopping and growing pandemic-related anxiety.
Glaciologists at the University of Maine are working to determine if rapidly melting glaciers in Antarctica have experienced regrowth following periods of retreat in the past.
The recent decision by Congress to not extend federal tax credits for solar panels or electric vehicles is a setback to Maine’s renewable energy efforts.
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