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MOFGA threatens to sue EPA over lack of PFAS sludge regulation

by Bangor Daily News | May 14, 2024
Maine’s reckoning with the legacy of “forever chemicals” on its agricultural land may expand to federal court this summer. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association filed a notice of intent May 14 to sue the United States Environmental Protection Agency, alleging it failed ...

Janet Mills proposes rolling back dune protections to build offshore wind port

by Bangor Daily News | March 15, 2024
Gov. Janet Mills wants to roll back protections for the sand dunes that partially make up the state’s preferred site for a landmark offshore wind terminal. The Mills bill shows that the state is “making the mistake of designating a preferred location, and then trying to find the ...

Sears Island picked as the site of Maine’s new offshore wind port

by Bangor Daily News | February 20, 2024
Sears Island in Searsport will serve as the staging ground for Maine’s new offshore wind port, Gov. Janet Mills announced Tuesday. The decision to use about 100 acres of the 941-acre island after years of planning and public feedback was not surprising. The Maine Department of ...

Federal regulators take heat from both sides of the right whale-gear debate

by Bangor Daily News | October 5, 2019
Federal fisheries regulators are taking heat from both sides of the debate over protections for the endangered North Atlantic right whale. The latest salvo comes from a conservation group representing public employees, which says the National Marine Fisheries Service ignored its own ...
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