environment

federal

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

clean energy

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

Susan Collins

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.

environment

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

Sierra Club

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

corporate influence

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

environment

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.

environment

Drought conditions raise questions about Maine’s corporate water profiteers

Selling off a precious resource is never a good idea. But what happens when a drought hits, and a multinational corporation has made deals to pump your water for its

environment

Dr. Bronner’s soap changes label to support Maine minimum wage referendum

Dozens of leading natural products from around the country are showing their support for fair wages by actively supporting the campaign to raise Maine’s minimum wage, Yes on Question 4.

podcast

Small business owners back Question 2 and Penobscots protest a pipeline

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Will Ikard of the Maine Small Business Coalition joins Mike as a guest host to discuss Question 2, the referendum to increase school funding