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Maine environmental board allows Dragon Cement to release more mercury into air

Maine environmental board allows Dragon Cement to release more mercury into air

Environment groups are concerned over the Maine environmental board's permission to the Dragon Cement plant increase production at the cost of environment.

The Department of Environmental Protection's Bureau of Air Quality voted unanimously yesterday to allow Thomaston-based Dragon Cement plant to operate under federal emissions standards that will allow the plant release 68 per cent more mercury into the air as production increases.

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Supporters and opponents of bear-hunting ban spending big amounts on campaigns

Supporters and opponents of bear-hunting ban spending big amounts on campaigns

Supporters as well as opponents of a campaign for Maine's vote on bear-baiting are raising and spending big amounts of money leading up to a November referendum.

Voters across the state are debating over whether the state should put a ban on the use of bait, snare traps and dogs for hunting bears.

While opponents of the ban on the use of such methods for bear-hunting have already committed nearly $625,000 in adverting buys; supporters of the ban have so far committed more than $1 million.

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Bear hunting ban to affect Maine

Bear hunting ban to affect Maine
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Storms bring flash floods to Western Maine

Storms bring flash floods to Western Maine

While climate officials had issued tornado warnings for Somerset and Franklin Counties earlier this week, the powerful storms fetched flash floods to Western Maine, instead.

The flash flooding in Farmington forced authorities to close part of Route 43, which is also known as Industry Road, on Tuesday night as department of transport workers were busy in repairing a washed-out part of the road.

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Maine prepares to face Storm

Maine prepares to face Storm

The state of Maine and New Hampshire are preparing themselves to face the potential flooding from Hurricane Arthur.

Communities across the region have rescheduled the celebrations linked to the fourth of July due to the weather conditions. The storm is mostly expected to become strength by Thursday affecting the Fourth of July festivities. Officials closed beaches and tourist sites and delayed fireworks shows expecting heavy rain and fierce winds.

Tropical Storm Arthur to become Hurricane and affect Outer Banks

Tropical Storm Arthur to become Hurricane and affect Outer Banks

According to weather experts, Tropical Storm Arthur is expected to become hurricane by the Fourth of July and will affect the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

The Outer Banks is a popular getaway with barrier islands along the shore off North Carolina. Arthur is the first names storm in this year's Atlantic hurricane season. It has resulted in a hurricane warning for a wide area covering North Carolina coast.

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New EPA rules to benefit residents, businesses in Maine

New EPA rules to benefit residents, businesses in Maine

Experts have said that the new regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are expected to provide benefits to the residents and the businesses in the state of Maine.

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