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Maine Currents 9/6/18

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

The Public Speaks at “Maine Speaks on Climate and Cars: The Citizens’ Hearing”, an NRCM event held in Bangor on August 28th, 2018

In August, the EPA announced plans to weaken fuel efficiency standards by freezing them at current levels– rather than following rules passed during the Obama administration that would make them tougher over time. The plan would also prevent states from setting their own stronger standards (as many already have, including Maine). The stated rationale is that small cars are not as safe as bigger vehicles, and that stronger standards make vehicles more expensive. Critics of the proposal argue that pollution and climate change demand stronger, not weaker, laws. A 60 day period for public comment on the proposal is currently underway. Last week the Natural Resources Council of Maine held an event in Bangor called “Maine Speaks on Climate and Cars: The Citizens’ Hearing”, and recorded public comments to be shared with the EPA. Today on Maine Currents we bring you there. This meeting was held on an evening when poor air quality warnings had been issued for the following day here in Maine, a fact you’ll hear mentioned by some of the speakers.


More info from the NRCM: Critics in Maine Decry Trump Administration Plan to Ease Rules for Auto Emissions and Efficiency- NRCM

More info from the EPA, including instructions for submitting comments: The Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Proposed Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 -EPA

Healthy Options 5/5/10

Producer/Host: Andree Bella

Studio Engineer: Matt Murphy

Topic:  “That’s A Killer Look” (toxic chemicals in skin care products)

What are some of the dangerous chemicals in skin care products?  What legislation (state and federal) is addressing the regulation of these chemicals?  Where can consumers find information on healthy skincare products?

Guests:  Anne Sheldon- Maine Women’s Policy Center and Maine Women’s Lobby;  Sarah Hart- Environmental Studies Major at Colby College; Steve Taylor-Campaign Manager of the Environmental Strategy Center

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Healthy Options 9/03/08

Producer/Host: Rhonda Feiman

Topic: Healthy Political Action

How the political process is currently structured.  How individual citizens can participate in the process.  How to remain healthy and balanced while working politically.

Guest: Maura Melly is a public affairs consultant who specializes in government relations and community leadership with over 30 years of National experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors.