New carbon emissions standards could be too little, too late to save Maine’s maple syrup

Maine’s maple syrup industry could be gone in 50 years, and the state’s commercial shellfishing industry could be wiped out in two.

Those were some of the dire consequences in Maine of ever-growing carbon pollution by out-of-state coal-fired power plants, according to a South Portland panel.

The forum sought to raise awareness of new carbon pollution limits proposed for new power plants by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in September, as well as a slate of additional limits on existing plants to be released next June.


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Dori Ross


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