Following are some of the most notable legislative accomplishments in Maine's green agenda:
• Maine will join the country's first regional effort to regulate greenhouse gas emissions by limiting the amount of emissions from its six largest power plants and instituting a regional market for the sale and purchase of pollution allowance (an idea similar to carbon offsetting).• A flame retardant known to accumulate in animals and people – deca BDE – will be phased out of household products sold in Maine by 2010.
• The New England cottontail and 13 other species were added onto Maine's endangered and threatened species list, its first update since 1997.
• Landowners who violate shorefront protection rules by chopping down trees will have to replace them on top of paying a substantial fine.
Via ::Legislature was in a green mood (blog)