CLF is already hard at work evaluating these “reform” proposals and their sources, and has submitted a formal request under Maine’s Freedom of Access Act for the documents, communications and other materials that served as the basis for this proposal. CLF is ready to work with the new administration to create proposals that make existing regulations and institutions more efficient; however, we are also prepared to hold the LePage administration legally accountable for the changes they propose to implement.
Here’s how you can help:
1. Attend a Hearing
The LePage administration is moving quickly to codify the proposals with a public hearing on LD 1, the vehicle for making these concepts law. Come stand with CLF and our allies to support Maine’s environment and voice your opposition to these “reforms” by attending the public hearing on LD 1 on Monday, February 14 at 9 a.m. at the State House in Augusta, at which the Joint Standing Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform will take testimony on the Governor’s proposals.
Public Hearing on Governor LePage’s Regulatory Reform Proposals
Monday, February 14 at 9 a.m.
Maine State House
100 State House Station
Cross Building, Room 208
Augusta, ME 04333
Stand with CLF and tell the Governor that his proposals will:
- Threaten Maine’s economy by endangering the natural resources that bring businesses and tourists to Maine from all over the globe and $10 billion annually;
- Eliminate environmental safeguards that have been in place for decades to ensure clean air, clean water and a clean food supply;
- Endanger the health of all Maine residents;
- Perpetuate our dependence on oil; and
- Tear down the solid regulatory foundation that benefits every family and business in Maine.
2. Send a message to the LePage Administration
If you are unable to attend the hearing, you can submit your comments online to Governor LePage and the committee chairs for the Joint Select Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform.
Protect Maine. Tell Governor LePage and the committee chairs, Senator Jonathan Courtney and Representative Jonathan McCain, that these proposed “reforms” will threaten the future of the Maine we know and love.
Want to learn more? Check out what CLF Maine director Sean Mahoney had to say on the subject in this Solve Climate News article.