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Opponents of Central Maine Power's proposed powerline through the state's western woods are lining up to formally challenge the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) recent permit for the project.

Fred Bever / Maine Public File

Staff at Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Friday afternoon released a draft permit for Central Maine Power’s controversial powerline through western Maine.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

South Portland residents worried about toxic emissions from nearly 200 fuel storage tanks heard early results from an ongoing air monitoring survey during a City Council meeting Tuesday night.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP File

Cooke Aquaculture has agreed to pay more than $150,000 to the state as part of an agreement to resolve violations found at multiple net pen sites across Maine.

Maine environmental regulators are moving forward with a proposal to require manufacturers to divulge use of particular "forever chemicals" in clothing, cookware and other household items.

Unhealthy air is being forecast again for Wednesday in parts of Maine.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A state official says Maine's environmental agency was wrong to resist a federal crackdown on pollution from oil tank emissions.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills' pick to lead the Department of Environmental Protection cleared the first step in his confirmation process, but not before emerging as a symbol of the state's fractured relationship with Maine's Native American tribes.

Gov.-elect Janet Mills kicked off the new year by announcing that Jerry Reid, the natural resources division chief at the Maine attorney general's office, is her choice to serve as commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP Photo

State regulators have issued a wastewater discharge permit for an on-shore salmon farm proposed for the old Verso Mill site in Bucksport. Initially, Whole Oceans wants to grow 5,000 tons, and over the next 15 years expand that to 25,000 metric tons per year.

Friends of Acadia

For years, Maine has been part of a regional effort to reduce ozone pollution in the air that exacerbates asthma and has been linked to other health problems. Now, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection wants to adopt less stringent standards and move most of Maine out of the Ozone Transport Region.

A.J. Higgins / MPBN

PLYMOUTH, Maine — For nearly 15 years, residents in this sleepy central Maine community have been engaged in a battle with a sludge processor. The issue is odor, as the company transforms sewage into organic nonfood crop fertilizers. And now a new proposed state regulation could further intensify that dispute.

  When Joe Mousseau and his wife were visiting the Plymouth area from Arizona a few years ago, they decided they liked it so much, they would retire there. But then one summer day, Mousseau sensed there was something in the wind — something bad.