Stories about Maine Department of Environmental Protection

An Amtrak Downeaster train idles near the proposed location of the train layover facility between Church Road and Stanwood Street in Brunswick. The Brunswick West Neighborhood Association has opposed the location since 2011.

Maine’s DEP chief demands answers on plan to build Amtrak facility in Brunswick

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 27, 2014, at 7:34 p.m.
Rep. Kenneth Fredette, R-Newport, left, speaks about reducing new odor limits set by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Upset residents Linda Seavey and Paula LeBlanc, who runs PJ's Childcare, sit beside him.

Plymouth residents want tougher odor limits placed on sludge processing plant

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 25, 2014, at 6:11 p.m.
Firefighters work in a field that was hit by the Carlton Complex Fire, near Brewster, Washington July 20, 2014.

Smoke from western fires on its way to Maine

By Julia Bayly on July 21, 2014, at 6:02 p.m.
Pictured is one of the piles of fiber material stored on 70 acres in Warren at a former rifle range.

Cleanup of 15-year-old Warren waste pile hits another delay

By Stephen Betts on July 19, 2014, at 9:21 a.m.
Unused oil tanks were being removed from a site on Main Road in Hampden on Tuesday.

Workers dismantling former oil terminal along Penobscot River in Hampden

By Dawn Gagnon on July 17, 2014, at 2:52 p.m.
Galen Young voices his concerns about building a landfill and recycling facility in Argyle Township or Greenbush.

Plan to build landfill in Argyle or Greenbush draws fire at Maine DEP public meeting

By Dawn Gagnon on July 02, 2014, at 9:46 p.m.
Bob Ramsdell, chairman of the Searsport Shellfish Management Committee, looks for clams in an area that a federal agency looked into after claims that there is significant pollution in the area adjacent to the GAC Chemical Corp. plant.

Shoreline showdown? Environmental activists demand action at Kidder Point

By Abigail Curtis on July 02, 2014, at 3:57 p.m.
About 80 residents attended East Millinocket's annual town meeting on June 3, 2014.

East Millinocket official hopes GNP auction in neighboring town may spur mill restart, property-tax payment

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 20, 2014, at 7:08 p.m.
Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew

Power grab by DHHS oversteps the law, basic integrity

on June 14, 2014, at 7:30 a.m.
Turbines on Heifer Hill that are part of the Bull Hill Wind Project put up by First Wind in Township 16.

First Wind tries again to gain Maine regulators’ approval for wind farm partnership with Emera

By Darren Fishell on May 19, 2014, at 5:44 p.m.

Maine agency drops plan requiring disclosure of formaldehyde in children’s products

By Jackie Farwell on May 06, 2014, at 3:47 p.m.
Rockland Mayor Larry Pritchett

State insists on fining Rockland $51,000 after more than 100 wastewater violations

By Stephen Betts on May 02, 2014, at 5:19 p.m.
Governor Paul LePage speaks to a packed auditorium at John Bapst High School about domestic violence on Friday.

Environmental groups criticize LePage’s decision to opt out of anti-smog petition

By Christopher Cousins on Dec. 09, 2013, at 6:05 p.m.
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection said there are now unapproved "permanent structures" on the Bangor waterfront.

DEP: Bangor didn’t get needed approvals for Waterfront Concerts venue

By Nick McCrea on Nov. 04, 2013, at 6:37 p.m.
Brookfield Asset Management CEO Bruce Flatt listens to other speakers during the annual general meeting for shareholders in Toronto last year.

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners to acquire 9 Maine dams

By Whit Richardson on Nov. 04, 2013, at 2:32 p.m.
Passadumkeag Mountain with Saponac Pond in the foreground.

Board grants final approval to Passadumkeag Mountain wind project

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 01, 2013, at 6:45 p.m.
Kate (from left) and Elizabeth, children of Megan Rice of Belgrade, listen as their mother talks to the media about how she attempted to raise her girls in a BPA-free environment and the challenges of doing so.

Belgrade mother, Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine protest LePage’s BPA veto

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 31, 2013, at 7:02 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage

Opponents rip LePage plan to diminish Maine’s role in anti-smog efforts

By Christopher Cousins on July 30, 2013, at 5:47 p.m.
First Wind, which operates five wind farms in Maine, has proposed building what would be the largest wind farm in New England north of Skowhegan. In this photo from February 2013, turbines at First Wind's most recent wind farm project in Maine, Bull Hill Wind in Hancock County, are seen on Heifer Hill in Township 16.

62-turbine wind farm, largest in New England, proposed for Maine

By Whit Richardson on May 29, 2013, at 9 p.m.

Illegal Bangor pool dumping incident spurs reminder about safe water disposal

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 12, 2013, at 7:50 p.m.