Data released by the Maine CDC found high levels of the sum of six different regulated types of PFAS in 18 public water systems around the state.
The new rules, which are still being crafted, would allow solar developments that meet certain criteria to eligible for a much faster regulatory process.
“Nobody is quite sure of the exact impact whether this is really terrible from a climate change management perspective or not as bad as it could have been.”
Maine’s 2021 oyster harvest was the largest and most valuable in its history, with harvesters hauling in more than 6 million pounds, an increase of 55% over 2020, and more than twice what it was just five years ago.
The Maine Monitor spoke with an environmental expert to break down the top four environmental bills from the 130th Legislature that were not talked about. It’s the environmental legislative roundup you haven’t read.
Maine gets a significant portion of its electricity from renewables, and upcoming projects will benefit from the tariff pause.
Amid salmon farm debates, officials are trying to figure out where aquaculture fits with Maine’s other aquatic industries, and how it can be managed sustainably going forward.
Maine has generated trash at higher rates in recent years, including a 17 percent increase from 2017 to 2019.
Maine has a goal of installing 5,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2030, though experts are skeptical of that goal.
The courts, as courts tend to do, will be deciding on a very narrow set of questions, but the answers could have far-reaching implications for permitting and approval of high-impact transmission lines going forward.