Author name: Krysta West

Action Alert: DEP proposes disastrous changes to Chapter 375

Draft would tag an estimated 14.5 million acres, or 79% of Maine’s undeveloped land, in arbitrary new “undeveloped habitat block” category under Site Law, requiring mitigation for all renewable energy development, impacting land values for thousands of landowners in every corner of the state. Public hearing scheduled for March 7 in AugustaPublic comment period through

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Executive Order 5: An Order to Lead by Example in State Owned and Leased Buildings

FY 23/24 WHEREAS, Maine is required to be carbon neutral by 2045, and has committed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 45% below 1990 levels by 2030 and at least 80% by 2050; WHEREAS, a changing climate, and the need for new, more efficient technologies offers tremendous opportunities for Maine’s wood products sector, and Maine is

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Legislative Update – January 5, 2024

Wednesday, January 3 marked the beginning of the Second Regular Session of the 131st Legislature. This short session is scheduled to adjourn on April 17, giving lawmakers just 103 days to complete their work, which includes carry overs, emergency legislation and department bills. While we anticipate a fairly busy short session, it is predicted that

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