An Act to Protect Maine’s Clean Water and Taxpayers from Mining Pollution (2017)

Sponsors: Brownie Carson

Pollution from metallic mineral mining poses a significant threat to Maine’s waters and to the taxpayers who are frequently left paying the cleanup cost. After several years of rejecting too-weak mining rules, the legislature enacted LD 820, a strong set of regulations that will protect clean water and taxpayers from the impacts of metallic mineral mining pollution. The bill prohibits mining on public lands and under lakes, rivers, streams, brooks, and wetlands. The bill also prohibits open pit mines and tailings impoundments (ponds that hold mining waste). LD 820 requires any mining company to provide financial assurance to cover a ‘worst case’ mining failure scenario as determined by an independent third party. The governor vetoed the bill and the legislature overrode the veto. The veto override votes are scored here. 

YES IS THE PRO ENVIRONMENT VOTE

Senate Votes

District Name Vote
14 Shenna L Bellows
20 Eric L. Brakey
25 Catherine Breen
2 Michael E Carpenter
24 Brownie Carson
31 Justin M. Chenette
27 Benjamin M. Chipman
34 Ronald F Collins
10 Andre E. Cushing III
16 Scott W. Cyrway
4 Paul T. Davis
32 Susan A. Deschambault
26 Bill Diamond
5 James F. Dill
28 Mark N. Dion
13 Dana L. Dow
9 Geoffrey M. Gratwick
19 James M. Hamper
35 Dawn Hill
1 Troy Dale Jackson
15 Roger J. Katz
18 Lisa Keim
7 Brian D. Langley
21 Nathan L. Libby
6 Joyce A. Maker
22 Garrett Paul Mason
29 Rebecca J. Millett
12 David R. Miramant
8 Kimberley C. Rosen
17 Thomas B. Saviello
11 Michael D. Thibodeau
23 Eloise A. Vitelli
30 Amy Fern Volk
3 Rodney L. Whittemore
33 David C. Woodsome

House Votes

District Name Vote
82 Kent Ackley
138 Robert W. Alley, Sr.
107 Betty A. Austin
67 Susan M. W. Austin
8 Christopher W. Babbidge
14 Donna Bailey
35 Dillon F. Bates A
33 Kevin J. Battle
93 Pinny Beebe-Center
55 Seth A. Berry
63 Bruce A. Bickford
114 Russell J. Black
3 Lydia Blume
80 Richard T. Bradstreet
61 Heidi E. Brooks
24 Mark E. Bryant
130 Richard H. Campbell
127 Barbara A. Cardone
94 Owen D. Casás
68 Richard M. Cebra
46 Paul Chace
133 Ralph Chapman
42 Benjamin T. Collings
47 Janice E. Cooper
25 Patrick W. Corey
128 Garrel Robert Craig
49 Matthea Elisabeth Larsen Daughtry
52 Jennifer L. DeChant
45 Dale J. Denno
90 Michael G. Devin E
72 Kathleen R. J. Dillingham
85 Donna R. Doore
121 Robert S. Duchesne
122 Michelle Ann Dunphy
65 Ellie Espling
37 Richard R. Farnsworth
111 Bradlee Thomas Farrin
66 Jessica L. Fay
11 Ryan M. Fecteau
7 Robert A. Foley
100 Kenneth Wade Fredette
124 Aaron M. Frey
59 Roger Jason Fuller
34 Drew Gattine
20 Karen A. Gerrish A
48 Sara Gideon
98 James S. Gillway
69 Phyllis A. Ginzler
60 Jared F. Golden
83 Gay M. Grant
118 Chad Wayne Grignon A
12 Martin J. Grohman
102 Stacey K. Guerin
101 David G. Haggan
32 Scott M. Hamann
58 James R. Handy
142 Sheldon Mark Hanington
87 Jeffery P. Hanley
36 Denise Patricia Harlow
19 Matthew A. Harrington
113 Lance Evans Harvell
89 Stephanie Hawke A
117 Frances M. Head A
97 Erin D. Herbig
73 Lloyd C. Herrick
81 Craig V. Hickman
120 Norman E. Higgins
76 Gary L. Hilliard
13 George W. Hogan
135 Brian L. Hubbell
4 Patricia Hymanson
145 Chris A. Johansen
41 Erik C. Jorgensen
99 MaryAnne Kinney
22 Jonathan L. Kinney
125 Victoria P. Kornfield
134 Walter A. Kumiega III
2 Mark W. Lawrence
137 Lawrence E. Lockman
109 Thomas R. W. Longstaff A
132 Louis J. Luchini
129 Peter A. Lyford
110 Colleen M. Madigan
115 John E. Madigan, Jr.
136 Richard S. Malaby A
16 Donald G. Marean
151 John L. Martin
150 Roland Danny Martin
56 Gina M. Mason
18 Anne-Marie Mastraccio
148 David Harold McCrea
51 Joyce McCreight
149 Carol A. McElwee
27 Andrew J. McLean
62 Gina M. Melaragno
30 Kimberly J. Monaghan
38 Matthew W. Moonen
78 Catherine M. Nadeau
5 Beth A. O'Connor
15 Margaret M. O'Neil
23 Lester S. Ordway
6 Jennifer Ellen Parker
10 Wayne R. Parry
77 Michael D. Perkins
140 Anne C. Perry
108 John Joseph Picchiotti
116 Richard A. Pickett
44 Teresa S. Pierce
53 Jeffrey K. Pierce
86 Matthew G. Pouliot
17 Dwayne W. Prescott
31 Lois Galgay Reckitt
103 Roger E. Reed
74 Christina Riley
1 Deane Rykerson
21 Heidi H. Sampson
43 Heather B. Sanborn
88 Deborah J. Sanderson
126 John C. Schneck
9 H. Stedman Seavey
64 Bettyann W. Sheats
144 Roger L. Sherman
91 Abden S. Simmons
28 Heather W. Sirocki
112 Thomas H. Skolfield
92 John Alden Spear
143 Stephen S. Stanley
119 Paul A. Stearns
105 Joel R. Stetkis
147 Harold L. Stewart III
106 Scott Walter Strom
95 Paula G. Sutton
39 Michael A. Sylvester
40 Rachel Talbot Ross
54 Denise A. Tepler
26 Maureen Fitzgerald Terry
79 Timothy S. Theriault
75 Jeffrey L. Timberlake
123 Ryan D. Tipping
50 Ralph L. Tucker
139 William R. Tuell
141 Beth P. Turner
29 Karen Vachon
70 Nathan J. Wadsworth
104 Raymond A. Wallace
131 Karleton S. Ward
84 Charlotte Warren
146 Dustin Michael White
71 Tom J. Winsor
57 Stephen J. Wood
96 Stanley Paige Zeigler, Jr.