Maine Governor Unveils Climate Legislation

Maine Statehouse.

Maine State House. Photo: Ken Lund

April 30, 2019 (PORTLAND, ME) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today in response to the announcement of Maine Governor Janet Mills’ climate legislation. The bill, An Act to Establish the Maine Climate Change Council to Assist Maine to Mitigate, Prepare For and Adapt to Climate Change, would set the state on a course to meaningfully address climate change by drastically reducing carbon emissions while growing the state’s economy.

“The devastating impacts of climate change are at our doorstep,” said Greg Cunningham, Vice President and Director of CLF’s Clean Energy and Climate Change program. “Drastically reducing our climate-damaging emissions is the only way to avert these looming economic, social and environmental disasters. This bill will push Maine to do just that. After eight years with a climate denier in the governor’s office, we have real climate leadership from Governor Mills.”

CLF has advocated for strong climate laws in every New England state. You can read more about that work here.

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