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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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Gorham scientists find widespread mercury contamination
Portland Press Herald - 1/11/2013. 
By North Cairn - Mercury contamination is so widespread that people are regularly exposed to or consume levels that exceed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency health advisory levels, according to a new study co-authored by the Biodiversity Research Institute in Gorham.
Nearly 80 Percent of Produce Growers Will Be Exempt from New Food Safety Rule
Food Safety News - 1/11/2013. 
By Helena Bottemiller - According to produce industry experts, there are no real surprises in the lengthy proposed rule for produce safety, which has been widely hailed as a big step toward a preventive food safety system. What may surprise consumers, however, is that an estimated 79 percent of growers will be exempt from the rule once it’s finalized.
Maine moms versus Gov. LePage on BPA in baby products
WCSH6.com - 1/9/2013. 
Augusta - Maine moms are petitioning the governor to change his mind about bisphenol-A, or BPA in certain products. A group gathered at the capitol Wednesday to march to the governor's office with jars of baby food. They say the plastic in the metal cap contains BPA, and they've created a citizens initiative to ban the use of it in Maine.
LePage should do what moms say: Ban BPA
Bangor Daily News - 1/9/2013. 
By David Farmer - It’s one thing for Gov. Paul LePage to try to tempt Democrats into a game of political nah-nah-nah-boo-boo, but it’s something much more politically dangerous when the governor draws the ire of the stroller brigade. No force is more powerful in politics than moms.
More Health Harms for Children Exposed to BPA
Time - 1/9/2013. 
By Laura Blue - The latest study shows the compound found in plastic and food packaging can put youngsters at risk for future heart disease. The list of health problems connected to bisphenol-A (BPA) already includes some serious conditions, from hormone abnormalities to asthma, behavioral problems and obesity.
Moms protest LePage position on BPA
Portland Press Herald - 1/9/2013. 
By Susan M. Cover - Augusta: About a dozen mothers gathered at the State House today to protest a LePage administration memo that does not call for a ban on bisphenol-A in baby or toddler food packaging. The mothers, organized by the environmental group Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine, petitioned the state Department of Environmental Protection in June to ban the use of BPA in infant formula, and from baby and toddler food packaging. The issue is currently under review by the Maine Board of Environmental Protection.
Maine Moms Angry over LePage Administration’s BPA Recommendation
ACHM Announcements - 1/9/2013. 
(AUGUSTA) A group of Maine moms carrying signs and baby food jars marched into the Governor’s office this morning and demanded his administration retract a memo that was issued last week by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). They delivered their message via letter and YouTube video.
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