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Maxmin appointed to Maine Climate Council

Feb 26, 2021

Sen. Chloe Maxmin, D-Nobleboro, has been appointed to the Maine Climate Council by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash.

“Climate change is an issue that has had and will continue to have an outsized impact on rural communities,” said Maxmin.

“As our climate changes, we must ensure there is a sustainable way to continue growing our heritage industries, such as farming and fishing, that are so crucial to our local economies and lifestyles. I’m excited to get to work on the Climate Council, to ensure we’re doing everything we can to protect the lives and livelihoods of Mainers in the face of climate change.”

The Maine Climate Council is a group of scientists, industry leaders, policymakers and residents tasked with creating a four-year plan to reduce emissions in Maine and to achieve state carbon neutrality by 2045.

The Council’s plan, Maine Won’t Wait, was delivered to the Governor and the Legislature in December 2020. The council will continue to meet quarterly to monitor progress. Maxmin has worked as an organizer, primarily on issues of climate, for more than 16 years.

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