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Category: Environment and Natural Resources

Dill introduces bill to help restore health of Penobscot River

Posted: March 20, 2019

AUGUSTA — Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, has introduced a bill that would help restore the Penobscot River. LD 817, “An Act To Advance the...

Chenette pushes to ban offshore oil drilling in state waters

Posted: January 10, 2019

AUGUSTA – Sen. Justin Chenette has introduced a measure to protect Maine’s coastal environment from offshore oil and gas production...

Sen. Chenette to chair the Government Oversight Committee for the 129th Maine Legislature

Posted: December 31, 2018

AUGUSTA — Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, has been appointed by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, as chair of the Legislature’s bipartisan...

Sen. Brownie Carson to chair the Environment and Natural Resources Committee for the 129th Maine Legislature

Posted: December 31, 2018

AUGUSTA — Sen. Brownie Carson, D-Harpswell, has been appointed by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to chair the Joint Standing Committee...

RADIO ADDRESS: NEW MINING LAW PROVIDES ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH PROTECTIONS THAT MAINE DESERVES

Posted: June 20, 2017

Hello, this is Senator Brownie Carson from Harpswell. Thanks for tuning in. The health and wellbeing of our environment and our families are...

Sen. Dill introduces law to allow Old Town to share costs of landfill closing with state

Posted: March 14, 2017

AUGUSTA — Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, has introduced a bill to provide state assistance with costs associated with closing the public construction...

Sen. Gratwick appointed to Environment, Government Oversight committees

Posted: December 27, 2016

AUGUSTA — Sen. Geoff Gratwick, D-Bangor, has been appointed by the Senate President to the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on the...

Sen. Breen earns perfect record for conservation votes in 2016

Posted: August 25, 2016

AUGUSTA — Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, received a perfect score for her votes to protect Maine’s environment, support clean energy and defend...

Breen: No reason to politicize conservation, environmental stewardship

Posted: June 03, 2016

AUGUSTA — Sen. Cathy Breen of Falmouth, the lead Senate Democrat on the Legislature’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee, released the...

Senate enacts bill to revive $6.5 million in voter-approved LMF bonds

Posted: January 21, 2016

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to give final approval to a bill that revives $6.5 million in voter-approved Land for...