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We believe that all Maine people have a right to a healthy environment where we live, work and play.
We envision a future free of exposure to harmful chemicals in our air, water or food.
We want our children to grow up healthy with every opportunity to thrive.
We seek to build a healthy economy that provides good jobs producing clean products and services.
We are proud of all that’s been accomplished so far toward a clean and healthy Maine.

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Override of Governor LePage’s BPA Veto Falls 3 Votes Short
Environmental Health Strategy Center - 7/9/2013. 
 Governor LePage found fourteen Senate Republican’s today to side with him against a new BPA bill and that was enough to sustain his veto of LD 1181, “An Act to Further Strengthen the Protection of Pregnant Women and Children from Toxic Chemicals”.
LePage vetos bill to beef up Maine chemical law
Portland Press Herald - 7/8/2013. 
By Steve Mistler - Augusta: Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a bill Monday that would have bolstered a state program to phase out toxic chemicals in children's products. Advocates said they would return to the State House Tuesday to urge lawmakers to override the governor's decision. The focus will likely shift to Republican lawmakers who have helped sustain most of the governor's vetoes this session, even after initially voting to pass legislation.
Maine restaurants want toxic BPA off the menu
Bangor Daily News - 7/8/2013. 
Op-Ed by Andrew Hikade - A simple truth is that no Maine business wants to sell products containing dangerous chemicals. That’s particularly true for restaurants like mine that pride themselves on serving foods that are local, fresh and healthy. So while lawmakers in Augusta have taken decisive action to get the chemical bisphenol A out of sippy cups, infant formula and baby food packaging, it is very concerning that the bulk of canned food used by families and restaurants continues to be tainted with this toxic hormone disruptor.
Mothers, activists hold rally to urge LePage’s support of toxic chemical disclosure bill
Bangor Daily News - 7/8/2013. 
By Christopher Cousins - Augusta: A group of mothers who converged Monday on the State House to urge enactment of a law that would prevent the use of potentially harmful chemicals in food packaging were told by Gov. Paul LePage’s office that they’d have to wait and see whether the bill receives his signature.
Moms to Governor: Don’t Block our Right to Know about BPA in Food
ACHM Announcements - 7/5/2013. 
(AUGUSTA) Maine parents are frustrated at being blocked from learning whether the toxic chemical BPA is in their children's food. On Monday, July 8, they will build a blockade of their own in the State House Hall of Flags. After creating a tower of cans of soup, tomatoes, beans, and other common pantry foods, the moms will call on Governor LePage to sign LD 1181, the Healthy Kids Bill.
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