June 9, 2021 Gregg Wood Rhonda Poirier Maine Department of Environmental Protection 17 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 Re: Friends of Casco Bay Comments on Draft General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from small state and federally owned MS4 systems, MER042000 and W008163-5Y-B-R Dear Gregg and Rhonda, Friends… Read more
Gregg Wood Rhonda Poirier Maine Department of Environmental Protection 17 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 Re: Friends of Casco Bay Comments on Draft General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Maine Department of Transportation and Maine Turnpike Authority Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems, MER043000 and Waste Discharge License… Read more
May 7, 2021 Senator Stacy Brenner Representative Ralph Tucker Environment and Natural Resources Committee ENR [at] legislature [dot] maine [dot] gov Re: Friends of Casco Bay Testimony in Support of LD 1572: Resolve, To Analyze the Impact of Sea Level Rise Dear Senator Brenner, Representative Tucker, and Esteemed Members of… Read more
Casco Bay needs your voice! A crucial bill is making its way through the Maine Legislature: “LD 1572 Resolve, To Analyze the Impact of Sea Level Rise.” We hope you will lend your voice in support of this bill. This bill will require state agencies to incorporate sea level rise… Read more
Climate change threatens the health of Casco Bay. In March, more than 335 Friends of the Bay joined us for Sea Level Rise, Storms, and Surge Oh My! and told us the impacts of rising seas and stronger storms are a top concern. We agree. With climate change being such a large issue, to… Read more
April 26, 2021 Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs c/o Legislative Information Office 100 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 RE: LD 983, An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Promote Land Conservation, Working Waterfronts, Water Access and Outdoor Recreation and LD 687, An Act To Authorize… Read more
Let us know your concerns. . .
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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