In an historic vote, the South Portland City Council last night voted 6-1 to pass the Clear Skies Ordinance which will protect the city from a tar sands crude oil terminal. The city developed the ordinance after Protect South Portland’s neighbor-to-neighbor campaign educated and mobilized the community against tar sands over the last year and a half. Conservation groups and South Portland residents gathered to reflect, stating that the victory shows that citizens can overcome out-of-state oil interests.
The Michaud for Maine campaign today released the results of a new statewide poll that shows U.S. Rep. Michaud leading the race for governor, with Gov. Paul LePage stuck in the 30s and independent Eliot Cutler dropping further into the low teens.
President Barack Obama, on June 21, ordered environmental regulators to review the effect that pesticides may be having on bees and other pollinators that have suffered significant losses in recent years. Bee’s are essential to our ecosystem.
The Constellation Gallery, home of the Maine Artists Collective, is proud to present The Stories and Life of Beatrix Potter, on July 17th at 6pm. Potter is an original play written and directed by Lisa A. Crothers, performed by Danielle Jarosz.
Congressman Michael Michaud and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree helped restore $9 million in funding for a program that has already invested over $18 million in Maine tidal projects since 2008. Michaud, who had previously led a House effort to support funding for the program, joined Pingree, a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, to successfully push for an amendment to the bill that sets spending levels for the Department of Energy. Their amendment, which was also sponsored by Rep.