There are new developments Friday in the legal battle over whether rope used by Maine lobstermen poses a deadly threat of entanglement to endangered North Atlantic right whales. An activist who has won past decisions to protect the whales filed a motion in Bangor federal court, seeking a preliminary injunction to halt lobster fishing in Maine.
The state Department of Environmental Protection and the Land Use Planning Commission signed off today on vital land use permits Central Maine Power needs for its proposed 151-mile power line through western Maine.
Maine Has Changed Its Recycling Rules To Guard Workers From Exposure To COVID-19
Many Maine communities have pared back or dropped recycling programs in an effort to guard workers from potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Some big supermarkets have also curtailed in-store redemption efforts. To accommodate these moves, Gov. Janet Mills has ordered that the state ease enforcement of some recycling rules.
Report: Maine's Air Quality Shows Some Improvement Over Last Three Years
The partial shutdown of the U.S. economy has had one healthful effect: It has lowered air pollution by a significant amount. The American Lung Association is out with its latest State Of The Air report that looks at the longer-term trends. Joining Maine Public's morning host Irwin Gratz to talk about the report's findings is Lance Boucher of the American Lung Association of Maine.