Late Breaking: TODAY @ Bowdoin College
Join us on campus at 12:45p for the Bowdoin Action Climate petition delivery to President Barry Mills
Reject and Protect
The Cowboy and Indian Alliance has invited us all to rally with them in Washington DC on April 26th to remind the White House that the tar sands pipeline poses a threat to our climate, land, water and tribal rights. 350 Maine and friends are joining forces and organizing transportation to this rally. If you are interested in joining us in Washington DC please see our webpage or email Bob Shaw for transportation updates and to coordinate gathering together in DC.
Governor Vetoes Solar Bill LD 1252, House Overrides Veto, Senate Doesn’t!
On Friday April 11th, Gov. Lepage vetoed LD 1252: "An Act To Improve Maine's Economy and Energy Security with Solar and Wind Energy" stating that he “won’t support a rate increase in a year when electricity rates in Maine already have gone up.” The tax increase of 0.011 cents per kilowatt hour was to fund the solar energy program. According to the bill’s text, “this bill reinstates the solar and wind energy rebate program, which provided rebates for the purchase of certain solar and wind energy equipment, until June 30, 2018.”
Make Maine Tar Sands Free!
Wherever tar sands go, destruction follows. Tar sands extraction is one of the most destructive industrial processes on earth, poisoning water, laying waste to pristine boreal forest, devastating the health of communities downstream, and threatening to send the climate crisis spinning out of control. There's no way we want that stuff in our state, and now is the time to make sure it stays out. Ask Governor LePage to keep tar sands crude out of our fuel. Together we can make Maine a tar sands free state!Also, stay engaged with our 350 Maine Tar Sands Team. Join our Tar Sands Team Conference Call every Tuesday night @ 7 p.m.; see here for more information. (Conference Dial-in Number: 1-213-550-2200; Participant Access Code: 317-1692#) Our next Tar Sands Team Meeting will take place in early May; see this poll to sign up.
Years of Living Dangerously
"Years of Living Dangerously” is a 9-part series that connects the dots on climate change. If you weren’t able to make the local viewing or would like to watch it again, here’s the first full episode!
We have a host of events upcoming; please see our Calendar link for further details. Here’s some key local items to consider for the near future:
Portland, April 20:Urban Earth Day, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Congress Square Park
- Belfast, April 20: Waldo County Peace & Justice Climate Vigil
- Belfast, April 23: 350 Waldo County monthly meeting
Unity, April 22: Lara Hansen, PhD from EcoAdapt - Lecture at UCCPA
Orono, April 26:HOPE Festival, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., UMaine-Orono
Bangor, April 27: 350 Central Maine’s Final KXL vigil at the UU Church on Silver Street 11:15 to 12:30. Contact Dick Thomas for more information.