Maine Compass: Step back from brink of nuclear annihilation

August 8, 2018

World leaders should focus on how to use diplomacy, not threats of nuclear annihilation, in addressing the dark path begun 73 years ago. Recent events have brought into focus the…

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Trump’s EPA cuts are a threat to clean water

January 11, 2018

Bangor Daily News Op-ed by physician Janis Petzel on the repeal of the Clean Water Rule and proposed cuts to EPA’s budget. “Weakening clean water protections harms Maine and its…

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We can pull ourselves back from the brink of nuclear war

December 10, 2017

Bangor Daily News Op-ed from Peter Wilk, MD and Constance Jordan, MSN, ANP, PMHNP on what we can do to prevent nuclear war. “Mainers are joining in the urgent effort…

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Our View: Nuclear threat brings world closer to ‘midnight’

December 10, 2017

There’s been too much reckless talk about the unthinkable: first-strike use of nuclear weapons. On Sunday, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons will receive the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for drawing…

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Maine Voices: Urge Sens. Collins and King to support ban on nuclear weapons

July 3, 2017

Portland Press Herald Maine Voices op-ed, Kathryn E. Bourgoin, M.D. “The right not to be killed by a nuclear weapon is a human right. As a health professional, I believe…

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Maine scientists, academics condemn Trump’s decision on climate accord, see consequences for state

June 2, 2017

Portland Press Herald The Maine Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, which represents more than 3,000 health care professionals and health advocates statewide, also issued a statement that warned withdrawal…

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Keep methane waste limits

March 23, 2017

Bangor Daily News LTE, Paul Potvin, MD, PSR Maine Climate Committee. “Now is not the time to go backward and unravel processes that limit the extent of climate change. Rising…

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