Tell the Maine Dental Board to require all dentists to follow Maine’s amalgam fact sheet law.

Maine law requires that every dentist who still uses amalgam fillings give the patient a specific fact sheet—before installing the filling.

Unfortunately, we know from testimony before the Maine legislature last year, that too many Mainers aren’t getting this fact sheet, ever.

TAKE ACTION: Tell the Maine Dental Board to rewrite the rules for Chapter 12 section III, part C on amalgam so that dentists are required to follow Maine’s amalgam fact sheet law.

Tell the Maine Dental Board to require all dentists to follow Maine’s amalgam fact sheet law.2019-10-29T21:21:00+00:00

Maine Town Says No to Fluoride

Mount Desert residents voted to remove fluoride from the drinking water by an overwhelming 229-42 margin at Monday's town meeting referendum vote. The town becomes the first municipality in the state to remove fluoride from

Maine Town Says No to Fluoride2022-01-11T09:41:40+00:00

Nordic Aquafarms’ Claims of ‘Sustainably Produced’ Farmed Salmon for a Hungry World Don’t Hold Up

The developers of today’s salmon aquaculture often claim that their industry is “sustainable.” In response to concerns regarding the dangers of open-net salmon pens—where feces, chemicals, parasites and disease are directly transmitted into the bodies of water in which they are located—certain companies are moving their salmon farms on land to “closed-containment” models.

But are these farmed Atlantic salmon any more nutritious or sustainable than farmed land-animals? Is salmon farming really helping to feed a hungry world?

Nordic Aquafarms (NAF), a Norway-based company that proposes to build a mega-sized closed-containment salmon farm in Maine, claims that “the world has a growing need for protein sources produced in a sustainable way” and that “farmed Atlantic salmon has proven to be a more sustainable product than most other comparable protein sources."

 
 
 
 
Nordic Aquafarms’ Claims of ‘Sustainably Produced’ Farmed Salmon for a Hungry World Don’t Hold Up2018-10-09T16:01:00+00:00

MAINE: Citizens Sue Town of Belfast over salmon farm. Can you attend the Wednesday public hearing?

What: Local Citizens for Smart Growth Press Conference followed by Public Hearing
When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Troy Howard Middle School, 173 Lincolnville Ave., Belfast, ME
Why: To discuss the lawsuit against Belfast, and plans for Nordic Aquafarms factory farm

MAINE: Citizens Sue Town of Belfast over salmon farm. Can you attend the Wednesday public hearing?2018-08-13T21:21:00+00:00

The World’s Largest Land-Based Salmon Factory Farm? In Maine?

A Norway-based company wants to build a 40-acre land-based salmon factory farm, in Belfast, Maine. And Belfast city officials are keen to green light the $450 - $550-million project.

But a group of local citizens—Local Citizens for SMART Growth—have a lot of questions about whether the project is good for the environment, good for their city, or good for the state of Maine.

The World’s Largest Land-Based Salmon Factory Farm? In Maine?2018-06-11T19:51:00+00:00

TAKE ACTION: The Public Should See These Monsanto Documents

There are now nearly 1,000 plaintiffs in lawsuits against Monsanto filed by people, or the families of people, who were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after being exposed to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.

Court documents for this case may be the best way ever to find out what Monsanto has hidden in its filing cabinets about the health risks of Roundup. But the judge isn't likely to make all of the documents public.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Rep. Pingree and Sen. Sanders: The Public Should See These Monsanto Documents!

TAKE ACTION: The Public Should See These Monsanto Documents2017-06-13T21:30:09+00:00

New England Nordic Ski Association Skis It Up

Check out this informational post that the New England Nordic Ski Association posted for their members.  When we heard about the action, it sounded like an incredible opportunity, but an unlikely chance that many people

New England Nordic Ski Association Skis It Up2022-01-11T11:14:04+00:00

Next Five Days Could Determine the Fate of GMO Labeling in the U.S.

For all their posturing, for all their proclamations that Vermont’s law must be preempted or “chaos will ensue,” key Senate proponents of a federal bill to preempt Vermont’s mandatory GMO labeling bill have yet to produce a viable version of the bill, much less pass such a bill.

Now, they’re down to five days. The anti-labeling brigade has just five working days (including today, June 16, 2016) to preempt Vermont’s law before it takes effect July 1.

Five working days, before the House adjourns for the July 4 holiday recess on June 24. And because any bill passed by the Senate would have to go back to the House, before it goes to a full vote in Congress, it doesn’t matter if the Senate is in session for 15 days. Without the House, the Senate’s hands are tied. 

That leaves five days to produce a new Senate version of the bill, to secure enough votes to pass the new version in the Senate, to reconcile the Senate version with the House version (passed in July 2015), and to hold a full vote by both House and Senate.

Five days. And counting.

That means we have five days to defend Vermont’s labeling law. We need to make a record-breaking number of phone calls in the next 5 days. 

TAKE ACTION: Find out what you can do in the next five days to stop Congress from stomping out Vermont’s GMO labeling law.

Next Five Days Could Determine the Fate of GMO Labeling in the U.S.2016-06-09T12:05:00+00:00