Maine

A moose passes through Pierce Pond in Maine. South Portland's City Council this week showed that local communities can band together in powerful ways to stand up for themselves and their wildlife. Photo credit: Flickr user Michael Lepore.

Tar Sands Vote in Maine Shows Communities Can Stand Up For Wildlife and Win Big

The people of South Portland, Maine, made historic news last night. Based on overwhelming vocal public concern about the dangers of toxic tar sands to wildlife and the community, the …

Photo by Ian Matchett|Flickr

Meeting of Governors and Premiers a Big Opportunity for Northeast Wildlife

This week, the governors of New England states are meeting with leaders of Canada’s Eastern provinces in the mountains of New Hampshire, at the annual New England Governors and Eastern …

Atlantic puffin

Puffins Faring Well…For Now

Last week, after 37 years of coming to the Maine coast, I had the distinct privilege of seeing the Atlantic puffin, beautiful sea birds that are appropriately named Parrots of …

baby moose

Governors Must Take a Stand Against Tar Sands

Citizens, towns and organizations have taken a stand against tar sands oil, the climate polluting oil-of-last-resort from Canada that Exxon Mobil and Enbridge want to bring into Northern New England’s …

Gulf of Maine Shrimp (Flickr/johnnyd2)

Maine Shrimp Collapse Linked to Climate Change

Moose with calf

The South Portland, Maine Vote to Protect Wildlife from Dirty…

Mt. Wonalancet, NH, not far from the route of the Portland-Montreal Pipeline (photo: Chris Schoenboem)

New Englanders Invade DC to Stay Tar Sands Free

Moose

Northeasterners Fight Back Against Tar Sands Project

The tar sands industry — responsible for toxic oil spills across the Midwest and Arkansas — is plotting to bring this dirty fuel straight through New England. They seek to reverse the flow …

US Congresswoman Chellie Pingree addresses the crowd in Portland

Thousands Brave the Cold to Say NO to Tar Sands in New England

Sub-zero temperatures were no match for an enthusiastic crowd in Portland, who protested a plan to bring the world’s dirtiest oil through their backyard.

Exxon’s Stealth Moves to Run Tar Sands into New England

We’ve written before about Big Oil’s new playbook on tar sands: using stealth tactics to make it harder for the public to figure out what dangerous projects they have in mind and …

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