The State of Maine's Environment is a series of reports written by the Colby Environmental Policy Group, a group of senior environmental policy majors at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. This is the sixth State of Maine's Environment report created by students enrolled in ES 493: Environmental Policy Practicum.
The 2010 report examines five topics of importance to Maine: State Parks, Lakes, Biomass Energy, Renewable Ocean Energy, and Downeast Maine. For each issue, we explore the history of the topic, laws and regulations, stakeholders, the current state of the topic, future scenarios, and implications of our findings that we relate to the future state of the topic. We conclude each chapter with recommendations based on our analyses. To learn more about the authors see short bios on the About Us page.
To view a summary of the State of Maine's Environment 2010 report, see the Executive Summary. To download a complete pdf of the entire State of Maine's Environment 2010 report (13 MB) click here. To view individual chapters of the reports on-line, click on the links in the side bar or below.
State of Maine's Environment 2010 Complete Report (pdf, 13 MB)]