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August 2022

Maine advocates praise Democrats' climate bill but worry about fossil fuel components

Maine Beacon



Maine youth leaders question candidates about abortion, climate, housing

Maine Beacon



May 2022

Color of Climate: climate justice as racial justice 

Amjambo Africa

April 2022



Youth Activists pushing for Climate Change [Action]

Fox Bangor

Opinion: Youth climate activists call on governor to honor sovereignty of Wabanaki


Maine Beacon

Maine youth climate change activists descend on state capitol to push agenda


Maine Voices: Maine Generation Authority needed to meet state climate, energy goals

Portland Press Herald 

By Nicole Grohoski and MYCJ Member, Anna Siegel 

March 2022


Tribal sovereignty supporters fill State House, urge lawmakers to recognize Wabanaki rights


Maine Beacon





February 2022

Mills' 'Half-Baked' utility bill, LD 1959, and its failure to meaningfully address both the need for quick transition to renewable energy and the need for affordable and reliable utilities.

Maine Beacon


January 2022


Climade Education Bill, LD1902, boosting climate education in Maine schools

Maine Public Radio


The Pine Tree Amendment, LD489, seeks to add "right to a healthy environment" to the Maine Consitution

Maine Beacon

How intergenerational collaboration is essential in the fight for our future

Stanford Social Innovation Review

*co-written by one of our members, Anna Siegel

The January 6th Vigils: the importance of safeguarding our democracy

Maine Beacon

November 2021

Letter to the editor: Climate activist feels let down by Golden

Portland Press Herald

* written by one of our members, Madison Sheppard

Gen Z fears Maine isn’t doing enough to stop the climate change crisis

Bangor Daily News

With signs saying ‘honor the people’s vote,’ CMP corridor opponents call on state to suspend permits

Spectrum News

Maine climate activists disappointed, hopeful, galvanized to act after mixed results of Glasgow summit

Spectrum News

Activists share message on the importance and urgency of the Build Back Better Bill


October 2021

Opinion: The CMP corridor is not a climate justice solution

Maine Beacon

Our Power: Pine Tree Power vs. CMP (at 17:13)

Maine Challenge 

Madison Sheppard: Power corridor is ‘false green energy’ source

Sun Journal 
*written by one of our members, Madison Sheppard 




September 2021 

Stepping forward: Young Mainers leading on issues from climate to criminal justice

Maine Beacon 

I despair for a world that is being broken by climate change


Bangor Daily News


*written by one of our members, Anna Siegel 

August 2021 

Mainers rally to urge King, other elected officials to support ‘transformative’ budget bill

Maine Beacon

July 2021 

Taking the future into their own hands

The Maine Monitor 

June 2021 


Maine Voices: Young Mainers will be inheriting the grid – we would like to own it

Portland Press Herald 

*written by one of our members, Emily Rochford 


Pine Tree Power Co. bill would honor Indigenous people, future generations

Bangor Daily News 

*written by one of our members, Ania Wright, in collaboration with Penobscot Nation Ambassador Maulian Dana 


Maine leads the nation with new fossil fuel divestment law

News Center Maine 


In landmark move, Maine becomes first state to pass legislation to divest from fossil fuels

Maine Beacon


Mills Signs Bill To Divest State Investments From Fossil Fuels

Maine Public 


Maine becomes first state in the U.S. to pass fossil fuel divestment legislation 


Youth activists support creation of consumer owned electrical utility



Maine’s youth support a publicly-owned utility

Fox Bangor 


Maine $17B Pension Fund Directed To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Environment + Energy Leader 

May 2021 

Green groups eyeing big climate victories in Maine Legislature

The Beacon 


Proposal to create consumer-owned utility draws wide support at public hearing

The Beacon


Tribes, youth, labor uniting behind Maine’s climate justice movement

The Beacon


Grit Episode 22


April 2021

The Youth-Led Fight for Climate Justice in Maine

Climate XChange 


Protecting public lands

Bangor Daily News 

*written by one of our members, Hallie Arno


February 2021 

Maine voices: state retirement fund should divest fossil fuel investments

Portland Press Herald 

*written by one of our members, Anna Siegel

January 2021

Letter to the Editor: The truth about the CMP Corridor

Lincoln County News

*written by one of our members, Audrey Hufnagel 

December 2020 

Letter to the Editor: Fight climate change with conservation

Portland Press Herald

*written by one of our members, Madison Sheppard 

November 2020 


Environmental Notebook: Organizations, citizen groups continue to fight CMP corridor project

The Maine Monitor 


“We Need a Lobsterwoman AOC”: The Future of Maine Politics

Dissent Magazine 

*written by one of our members, Ania Wright 


‘Courtesy of CMP’: The soft-power of corporate advertising in news

The Beacon

*written by one of our members, Andrew Blunt

October 2020


Future Focus series to kick off with Anna Siegel on Oct. 27

Central Maine News

September 2020 

Portland and South Portland Release Ambitious Climate Action Plan

Portland Press Herald

August 2020 

Meet the young people pushing Maine forward on climate change 

Energy News Network

July 2020 


Local pair wins climate awards

Mount Desert Islander 


April 2020 


Beckett Slayton ’21 Helps Maine Plan for Climate Change

Bowdoin News 


On 50th annual Earth Day, Maine climate activists take their fight online

Maine Beacon 


Earth Day celebrations to combine action, reflection

Mount Desert Islander 

March 2020 


On Primary Day, Young Maine Activists Voice Their Concerns At Portland Rally

Maine Public 


A Climate Activist’s Message from the Front Lines of a Global Pandemic



February 2020


Climate emergency call-in



January 2020 


Fourth Portland Women's March Focuses On Facilitating Connections In The Community

Maine Public Radio 


These young activists want Maine to take bolder action on climate change

Bangor Daily News 


Maine youth to demand bold action from Maine Climate Council

Village Soup - Waldo 


Maine has begun a consensus climate push, these young activists want more

Bangor Daily News

Young Activists Say Maine Climate Goals Not Aggressive Enough to Protect their Future 

News Center Maine

Young Maine Activists Call on Climate Council to Make a Zero Emissions Goal for the State 

Maine Public Radio 

Maine on target to meet near-term GHG emissions goals 

Portland Press Herald 

December 2019 

Student Activists Say Maine Leaders Should Declare A 'Climate Emergency'

Maine Public Radio 


LA Students Call on Newcastle to Pass ‘Climate Emergency Resolution’

The Lincoln County News 


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