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Pope Speaks Out About Climate Change

Pope Speaks Out About Climate Change

| June 18, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Environmental activists and supporters of renewable energy are celebrating the strong message Thursday¬†from Pope Francis on climate change. In a wide-ranging environmental manifesto, Francis called for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he described as a “perverse” economic system where the rich exploit the poor and turn the world into […]

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Gov. LePage Seeks to Lower Electricity Costs

Gov. LePage Seeks to Lower Electricity Costs

| April 4, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Gov. Paul LePage is making an aggressive push away from the renewable energy policies of his predecessor as he looks to open the door to more hydropower from Canada and natural gas to bring down Maine’s electricity costs. While many of LePage’s past energy efforts have fallen flat, he will have […]

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Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion

| February 26, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s administration says the growth of the state’s Medicaid program is already crowding out funding in environmental departments for things like oil spill clean-up response. The Republican governor’s administration held a press conference Wednesday to reiterate its opposition to expanding Medicaid under the federal health care law as […]

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State Lawmakers Receive Excellent Conservation Rating

State Lawmakers Receive Excellent Conservation Rating

| September 26, 2013

  A Maine conservation group has graded state lawmakers based on their votes on key environmental bills this session. Maine Conservation Voters released their 27th annual scorecard on Thursday. Lawmakers were graded on seven issues including wind power, paint recycling and genetically-modified food labeling. Sixty-nine representatives and 13 senators received a perfect score from the […]

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