Maine

Can one small port city make a difference? South Portland, home to an oil tanker facility that has long received crude from abroad, has blocked the owner from exporting tar sands crude and hopes to spur other cities to act.
Jul 25, 2014   NPR
Governor Paul Lepage of Maine has banned the use of LEED certification in state buildings. Lloyd Alter at Treehugger says it's all about the timber industry.
Dec 21, 2011   Treehugger
The 4-year-old Informed Growth Act required large retail stores in Maine to go through an extra hoop to analyze their potential adverse impact on the community. The Maine House repealed the act last week.
May 9, 2011   The Morning Sentinel
Two Virginia-based burger chains are interested in opening locations in Downtown Portland, but are facing opposition from city residents and officials.
Feb 1, 2011   The Portland Press Herald
Camden, Maine is giving away 3 1/2 acres of waterfront land. The catch? The buyer must pay up front, then gets money back for every worker they hire.
Sep 17, 2010   Bangor Daily News
Ron Ringen has logged more than 1,400 animals for a roadkill project. "I'm almost a fanatic with it," he said. "You get hooked."
Sep 13, 2010   The New York Times
The fishing industry has been in decline for years in Portland, Maine, which is hurting many of the industry-related businesses on the city's waterfront. Local business people see salvation in diversity.
Aug 19, 2010   The New York Times
A popular seafood shack in small-town Maine is causing huge traffic problems. Officials are considering a $100 million solution.
Jul 31, 2010   The New York Times
In Lewiston, Maine, planners are reforming old zoning laws governing "boarding houses", an old-fashioned term that refers to lodging where meals are provided. By allowing "lodging houses" instead in those zones, more affordable housing can exist.
Jul 29, 2010   The Sun Journal
The Portland waterfront is zoned to exclude anything but marine uses, but with a slump in the fishing industry property owners are pushing for the freedom to build for other uses along the water.
Mar 5, 2010   Portland Press Herald
Maine mill town asks citizens to record their memories at downtown "Heart Spots" as part of the master planning process.
Oct 18, 2009   The Journal Tribune