Maine Things Considered

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Weekdays at 4 p.m. hear Maine’s only daily statewide radio news program. MPBN's award-winning news staff brings you the latest news from across Maine and the region, as well as in-depth reports on the most important issues.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Business representatives are joining environmentalists in warning that a one-word typographical error could cost Maine energy consumers a quarter of a billion dollars in higher energy bills over the next three years.

WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders say they will bring sweeping trade legislation forward in April, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership that covers Japan and 10 other countries. The stated goal is to lower trade barriers and allow more exports from the United States and imports to this country from the region.

But the legislation is getting a cool reception from Maine’s congressional delegation.

A.J. Higgins / MPBN

AUGUSTA, Maine - An ongoing debate about regulation of large-scale mining in Maine is now in its third year. After lawmakers rejected mining regulations advanced by the state Department of Environmental Protection last year, the agency opted to resubmit the same rules in February.

Downeast LNG is submitting new environmental reports to a federal agency for review, as part of a plan to build a liquified natural gas import-export terminal on the shores of Passamaquoddy Bay.

Patty Wight / MPBN

Cancer patients and their families have a new resource in the state: the Maine Cancer Resource Connection. The statewide hotline provides extra support to anyone affected by cancer, particularly those in rural areas. The hotline helps with issues that range from financial and transportation, to just needing someone to talk to.

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