March 21, 2018 Senator Paul Davis Representative Danny Martin State and Local Government Committee c/o Legislative Information Office 100 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 Re: Friends of Casco Bay Testimony in Opposition to LD 1853: An Act To Ensure the Safe and Consistent Regulation of Pesticides throughout the State… Read more
Ms. Kelly Hammerle, Chief National Oil and Gas Leasing Program Development and Coordination Branch Leasing Division, Office of Strategic Resources, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) 45600 Woodland Road Sterling, VA 20166-9216 February 26, 2018 Re: Docket ID: BOEM-2017-0074: Comments opposing the 2019-2024 Draft Proposed National Oil and Gas Leasing… Read more
January 10, 2018 Senator Thomas Saviello Representative Ralph Tucker Environment and Natural Resources Committee c/o Legislative Information Office 100 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 Re: Friends of Casco Bay Comments in Support of LD 1657: An Act To Update the Allowance Budget for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Dear… Read more
January 9, 2018 Senator James Hamper Representative Drew Gattine Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs c/o Office of Fiscal and Program Review 5 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 Re: Friends of Casco Bay Testimony in Support of LD 178: An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To… Read more
In many instances, the improvements needed to wastewater treatment facilities cost more than municipal taxpayers can bear. State and federal funds have traditionally supplemented and must continue to supplement municipal budgets to improve and protect water quality in compliance with the Clean Water Act. Read more
Friends of Casco Bay Executive Director Cathy Ramsdell Provided testimony to Portland City Council’s Transportation and Sustainability Committee supporting the Pesticide Use Ordinance drafted by the Committee and also identified areas of concern. Read more
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While we attempt to follow state bills that relate to the environmental health of the Bay or to climate change, it is hard to keep up with the nearly 2,000 bills that may be introduced in a legislative session—not to mention the ordinances being considered by the 41 towns in the Casco Bay watershed. We welcome it when our members notify us about an issue we should be monitoring. Contact us at keeper [at] cascobay [dot] org.
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