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Mainers march for science, because facts don’t always speak for themselves

Mainers held six marches on Saturday in support of public policy based on science and as a general celebration of the scientific method and empirical thought. More than a thousand

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Mainers to march for climate action on April 29th

On Saturday, April 29th, hundreds of thousands of people will converge on Washington, DC for the People’s Climate Movement. Hundreds of thousands more will convene in sister marches across the

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Bill to tax electric vehicles would take Maine down the wrong road

The state of Maine should be doing everything it can to promote the use of electric vehicles, because zero-emission transportation is an important part of combating man-made climate change, especially

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How Gov. LePage lost Maine almost $2 billion

This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn, Ben and Mike discuss a new report from the Maine Center for Economic Policy showing how the government of Maine has forfeited or

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Collins, King wrong to back Exxon CEO Tillerson for Secretary of State

Senators Susan Collins and Angus King’s decisions to back Rex Tillerson’s confirmation as Secretary of State are highly disappointing and not in the best interests of Mainers or the nation.

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Women take over the Beacon Podcast to discuss week one of The Resistance

Amy Halsted and Taryn Hallweaver take over the podcast this week to talk about the women’s march, movement-building, intersectionality, and the fight ahead. They’re joined by June Sapiel of the

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Mainers demand Sen. Collins meet with constituents, stand up to Trump

More than a thousand Mainers rallied on the steps of City Hall in Portland on Sunday morning to call on Senator Susan Collins to stand against a series of appointments

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Mainers urge Sen. Collins to reject Trump’s ‘fossil fuel’ cabinet

Mainers protested outside Senator Susan Collins’ Portland office on Monday, calling on her to reject President-elect Trump’s climate-denying nominees to head the Environmental Protection Agency and Departments of State and

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Mainers react to people-powered victory at Standing Rock

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Sunday that it has denied an easement to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to pass under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, and

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Mainers at Standing Rock explain how you can help

Events are being held across the country (including in Maine) today in solidarity with those at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota who are resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline.