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Paul LePage is back and Maine braces for a political storm

Here in Maine, former Governor Paul LePage — who has described himself as “Trump before Trump” — officially kicked off his campaign to return to the governor’s mansion last night… Read more »

Quebec to New England transmission project could be delayed by rival

Here in Maine one of the most controversial public policy issues of recent years has been over a project to connect the massive hydroelectric dams in northern Quebec with the… Read more »

Penobscot elder Donna Loring on the future of Maine-tribal relations

  Donna Loring has for decades been a major figure in Maine-tribal relations: legislator, tribal council member, aide to two governors, author and public intellectual. Now, fresh off her time… Read more »

Maine reopening despite missing benchmarks, lacking adequate testing regime

In today’s Maine Sunday Telegram I wrote about how Maine has been reopening even as it has missed the prerequisites set by the White House, the testing thresholds advised by… Read more »

Talking about the Don Gellers pardon with NPR

Late last fall my plane touched down at National Airport in Washington, I turned on my phone and there was an interview request from a reporter at NPR interested in… Read more »

Don Gellers, victim of state sponsored conspiracy, receives full, posthumous pardon in Maine

In a 31-part Portland Press Herald series on the Passamaquoddy tribe’s epic struggles with Maine, “Unsettled,” I told the story of Donald Gellers, the idealistic young attorney who, in the… Read more »

Maine’s governor wants the state carbon-neutral by 2045. What will that take?

At the United Nations, Governor Janet Mills pledged to make Maine carbon-neutral by 2045, tasking the new Maine Climate Council to come up with a plan to do so via… Read more »

Maine launches its Climate Council, charged with slashing emissions

Last Thursday I covered the opening launch event of the Maine Climate Council, the 39-member body charged with coming up with detailed plans to slash Maine’s greenhouse gas emissions by… Read more »

Maine’s governor in effect represents US at UN Climate Conference

This week, as the Trump administration has become mired in impeachment proceedings, I’ve been knee deep in climate coverage for the Portland Press Herald, much of it the result of… Read more »